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Olivia Salvati

I am 23 and I am a University student from London. I have generalised epilepsy, in which I have absence, myoclonic and tonic clonic seizures. I was diagnosed with absence seizures when I was 11 years old, and gradually developed the other seizures as I grew older. After trying (what feels like) every epilepsy drug under the sun, I found the right medication and dosage for me when I was 20. My epilepsy is semi controlled, as my epilepsy is also controlled through my lifestyle. When I was 16, I decided to fundraise for Young Epilepsy, and as the years have gone on, my motivation and desire to spread awareness for epilepsy has only increased. Through my Young Trustee role, I hope to spread even more awareness of invisible disabilities, and educate people of what epilepsy is all over the UK. Helping parents and young people struggling with epilepsy is something that is really close to my heart.

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In the UK, 70% of the population with epilepsy could be seizure free with the right treatment.

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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