Celebrating Father's Day: Mark and Cayden's Journey

Celebrating Father's Day: Mark and Cayden's Journey 

For any parent of a child with epilepsy, it can be immensely challenging and heart-wrenching to witness a seizure. 

My son Cayden, now four years old, was diagnosed with epilepsy over a year ago. We have tried six different medications, but none have worked. Cayden endures 2-3 bad seizures every day, which often require hospitalisation. With a scar on the left side of his brain, and the right medication still to be found, brain surgery might be necessary. 

There are good and bad days, as is the case with many families, but our support network and community groups make a world of difference. Cayden is deeply loved by his family, friends, and his school community. He is a fighter, but Cayden wouldn't be where he is today without the help we receive from the hospital, his amazing school, and the tireless efforts of his mum and myself to give him the best life possible. 


He is our brave little soldier.
Mark, Cayden's father
A young boy sitting on his father's back smiling

Cayden with his Dad, Mark

This journey is not just mine but also Cayden's mum, who is the best mum in the world, and his brother Sam, who lends a helping hand as part of our great team.

To other parents facing similar challenges, don't lose hope. Stick together and fight, as we can overcome anything. As a community of families dealing with epilepsy, we can emerge stronger and brighter. Whether you're a mum, dad, or grandparent, we are all family.

As someone who has seen the impact of this condition first-hand, I am organising a charity football match on 22 June followed by a raffle in the evening to raise money for Young Epilepsy. 


A young boy stands posing with a wrestler's belt.

Epilepsy can be one of the most frightening and isolating conditions a young person can experience. But with your help, we can improve epilepsy research, treatment, and practical support for those affected by it. Your contribution, whether it's £5 or £2,000, will make an impact. Every little bit helps.

Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of those living with epilepsy. Thank you for your support. Let's celebrate Father's Day with courage, love, and hope for a brighter future for all children and families affected by epilepsy.

Join us in honouring the strength of fathers like Mark, who are working so hard to support their children living with epilepsy and to make a difference in the lives of others.

Happy Father's Day! 

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