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Epilepsy Research UK

Nick Christian and his daughter Rachel make the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Epilepsy Research UK.

Nick Christian and his daughter Rachel make the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Epilepsy Research UK.

Registered Charity Number: 1100394
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That's the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope 'Epilepsy Research UK'.
- Cheques should be made payable to 'Epilepsy Research UK'.

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Thu 29 Mar 2018 15:27

Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition.  In the majority of cases, the cause is unknown. 

Medication controls the seizures in approximately 60-70% of cases, but the drugs themselves may have unpleasant side effects.  For those whose epilepsy is uncontrolled, life can be extremely difficult. 

Epilepsy Research UK is dedicated to funding research into this condition.

Rachel and her epilepsy

Rachel and her epilepsy

Rachel was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 3.  At the age of 7 she underwent ground-breaking surgery when an area of tissue, the size of a 20 pence piece was removed from her brain. 

Rachel had struggled at school before the surgery.  She was quiet and lethargic and needed constant help and support.  Following the operation her medication was gradually withdrawn and she has had no seizures since.  She is now doing really well in her studies.

Research

Research

Our vision is of a world where everyone can live seizure free.  Epilepsy Research UK funds the work of scientists and clinicians, such as our 2017 grant recipients pictured, who are investigating ways to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of epilepsy; promising a better future for those affected by the condition.

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