NSE works in many ways to help people with epilepsy as well as their families, friends and carers.
Dominic and Hamish are cousins. In 1999, when they were born, their parents were very excited, comparing notes on feeding, sleeping etc. At that time they had little idea of the sudden changes Dominic and his family would face, and how stark the contrast between two little boys would become.
When they were just 2 years old, as Hamish was starting to walk and talk, Dominic had his first seizure - he has had over 1500 since. Although some people have very infrequent seizures this is not the case for Dominic. His condition is complex and he needs 24 hour care.
Now, while Hamish never stops talking, Dominic does not speak. As Hamish plays football 25 times a month, Dominic has the equivalent number of seizures. Hamish plays with his big brother, and Dominic's big brother has learned to play on his own. The differences between the two boys grow as quickly as they do.
Could you give a helping hand to Dominic and his family and those like them, living with epilepsy, by contributing what you can to help NSE today?
Any donation will be gratefully received but here are some suggestions on ways you can help:
| || Could help pay for Dominic’s parents to access a confidential helpline whenever they want to talk to someone in confidence about his epilepsy. |
| || Could provide Dominic’s parents with free information packs and regular up-to-date news on medical research. |
| || Could provide first aid training in Dominic’s school so his teachers and peers are better equipped to help him. |
Or make a regular donation...
| || Would help fund an epilepsy information service so parents like Dominic’s could access local face-to-face information and support. |
| || Will help fund a new research programme into the genetic causes of chronic epilepsy which could give everyone with epilepsy hope for the future that their condition can be improved. |