Anthony's Story

Anthony was diagnosed with epilepsy at 20 and underwent surgery just before his 29th birthday. He has been seizure free for 12 years, and is working as an engineer.

'I had probably been having simple and complex partial seizures all through my childhood but they were put down to bad behaviour and I was packed off to a special school.

When I was 17 I passed my driving test and immediately had an accident, running down two pedestrians who both suffered broken bones. I broke my shoulder and knee caps and was done for driving without due care and attention. No-one considered that I might have had a seizure at the wheel.