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Major soap opera to feature epilepsy storyline

Popular Australian soap Neighbours is to feature a storyline about epilepsy.

Jordan Smith protrait

In a scenario that will be familiar to many living with epilepsy, the character Andrew Robinson is diagnosed with the condition after having a series of black-outs that he cannot explain. Viewers will see the young businessman come to terms with his diagnosis and how it affects him.

Young Epilepsy caught up with Jordan Smith, who plays Andrew Robinson, find out more about his up coming storyline. You can read his interview here.

Young Epilepsy Director of National Services Josh Coleman said: “Epilepsy is a condition that few people understand so it should be brought out into the open. It’s very encouraging that Neighbours will feature this storyline and we will be watching closely as the plot develops.”

The storyline is already underway in Australia and will be aired in the UK in the next few weeks.

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