Leann's Story

When Leann Robb had her first seizure at the age of 24, her family's lives were turned upside down. 'It literally hit us like a bolt out of the blue,' says mum, Joanne Robb. 'We had not had any experience of epilepsy, we knew nothing about it. My husband Kenny and I were in a dark tunnel with no light at the end.'

That was just over a year ago. Leann, who works part-time for the Co-op, was referred to her local hospital in Northern Ireland where she was advised that they would need to see if she had another seizure before they could make a diagnosis of epilepsy. But her family were worried and decided to see a neurologist privately.