Campaign for epilepsy care

BRADWELL couple Denise and David Brown, who have campaigned to improve local epilepsy care, attended the annual conference of national charity Epilepsy Bereaved with MP Tony Wright.

BRADWELL couple Denise and David Brown, who have campaigned to improve local epilepsy care, attended the annual conference of national charity Epilepsy Bereaved with MP Tony Wright.

The couple, who got involved with the charity following the tragic death of their daughter Eve in 2005, spoke at the conference about their success in getting a Epilepsy Specialist Nurse appointed in December last year.

A specialist nurse appointed by NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney now works in local surgeries giving advice and help to suffers.

Denise and David, of Cherry Close, began petitioning for a specialist paediatric epilepsy nurse after their daughter Eve died after an unexpected seizure while she was at university in Stoke on Trent, she was just 21.

Although Eve started suffering epileptic seizure in her early teens her family never knew the condition could kill her. Since then the couple have been campaigning to raise awareness of Sudep (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy).

The couple were joined by MP Tony Wright and Julie Yaxley from NHS Yarmouth and Waveney at the conference in Rugby who explained their involvement in setting up the specialist role.

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Pictured are, back row from left, Sally Gomersall from Epilepsy Bereaved; Julie Yaxley from NHS Yarmouth and Waveney; Karen Osland from Epilepsy Bereaved; front row from left, David and Denise Brown and MP Tony Wright.