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Alice

I’m Alice and I’m 22 years old. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 19. I have tonic-clonic and focal seizures. Finding out I had epilepsy in adulthood took a lot of adjusting, particularly as I was not able to drive anymore and had to become more aware of things like going places on my own. It was difficult to get used to what was going on, and also took a toll on my mental health. However, I’ve been careful not to let it define me and I’ve now finished my second year at University. I’m really interested in raising awareness of epilepsy as I've noticed many misconceptions and myths surrounding epilepsy. I also wish to emphasise how a diagnosis can impact your life and mental health but shouldn't limit you. 

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The total number of children aged 4 years and under with epilepsy is approximately 1 in 509.

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy Charitable Trust.
Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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