Anoushka | Young Reps | Who we are | About Us


Hi, my name is Anoushka and I am 17 years old. I am currently in my last year of school and hope to study medicine in university. After my diagnosis of epilepsy, I wanted to know more about my condition so became a participant in the 100K Genome Project to learn more about the genetics of my diagnosis. Because of this, genetics is now an interest of mine and I am now considering becoming a doctor in clinical genetics due to this. My first seizure was when I was 6 and I don’t have any triggers so they can be unexpected at times. Most of the time, my epilepsy is well controlled however I did have clusters of them around GCSES so have learnt many ways to handle exam stress. I am about to learn driving, which I’m very excited about and hope to show to others that having a condition doesn’t hinder you from achieving your goals. I am a huge advocator of encouraging the voice of the youth and hope to do this as well as helping to get rid of the stigma around epilepsy!

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Around 3% of people with epilepsy are photosensitive, which means their seizures are brought on by flashing lights.

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