Supported by Epilepsy Action, National Epilepsy Week aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and gather support for people with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a condition in which a person experiences recurrent seizures. Also referred to as ‘fits’, seizures are caused by a sudden increase of excess electrical activity within the brain. An increase in electrical activity within the brain is known as ‘epileptic activity’. Excess electrical activity interferes with the normal function of the brain causing a temporary interruption of messages which pass between brain cells.
Through National Epilepsy Week we have been sharing stories of life with epilepsy. From Chris and Sam’s struggles with claiming benefits to Daniel achieving his goal of running a half marathon, people with epilepsy live all kinds of lives.
We have also highlighted the support that can make a difference when you are living with epilepsy. From Kathy on our helpline to the inspirational examples of our Edward Award-winning schools, help is out there.