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Hi! My name is Lauren. I'm 23 years old. I believe that epilepsy can be a positive thing. I have had epilepsy since I was 4 years old. I also have cerebral palsy. Everyone should be aware that you can live with anything and continue to stay positive and happy. I love being creative. I've had a strong interest in drama, creative writing and acting from a young age and I'm in an adult drama group now. I've never stopped doing drama despite my physical disability and my epilepsy. I'm just trying to be positive and achieve things at my own pace. I hope I can continue to inspire other young people by telling my story. I also love reading. I've achieved things throughout my educational journey too.. including attending college and having qualifications in many courses. College is a struggle sometimes, but I'm surrounded by good tutors and wonderful extra support. I believe that everyone should still be able to live a normal life despite changes in their own health journeys.

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

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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