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My Dad's Story

Hello, my name is Aston and this is My Dad's Story. My Dad was 16 when he had his first fit, he was playing cards with his best friend. Whilst waiting for his tests he had another fit whilst out walking into town and a good Samaritan helped him. It was not long after that, that he was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy; this affects people from the age of 8 to 26 but mostly between the ages of 12 and 16.

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There are over 600,000 people living with epilepsy in the UK.

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Epilepsy effects 1  in  100 people and over 87 people are diagnosed every day.

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There are over 60 different types of seizures which can vary on seriousness depending on where in the brain they are happening.  People may have multiple types of seizures.

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More than 1000 people die every year from epilepsy. over 400 of these could of been prevented and over half of the 1000 are from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), in which someone with epilepsy dies and no obvious cause of death can be found.