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My name is Rachael, I’m 21 years old and was diagnosed with epilepsy at 17. Having epilepsy can be really difficult because it forces you to make impossible choices - it’s you’re health vs everything else. I really struggled with my diagnosis because at aged 17 people are learning to drive, going out drinking and looking at universities and I couldn’t do this. By finding the right medication and managing my lifestyle carefully, I've been seizure free long enough to learn how to drive and now have a great job for field marketing company. Epilepsy has massive stigmas, one of them being that epilepsy is only seizures and nothing else is effected. I hope that working with Young Epilepsy we can educate people and help support others with epilepsy!

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Approximately 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy which is equivalent to around 1 in 103 people.

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