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Alice Barry

Hi I’m Alice and I’m 20 years old. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 19. I have tonic-clonic and focal seizures. Finding out I had epilepsy so recently 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. However, I’ve been careful not to let it get in the way and I’m now studying politics at University. I’m really interested in raising awareness of epilepsy by helping people to understand the different triggers and types of epilepsy. I hope particularly to do this at schools and universities where invisible disabilities such as epilepsy can be quite isolating for young people.

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There are at least 40 different seizure types and people may have one or several different seizure types.

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy Charitable Trust.
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