Thanks to the support of the Blagrave Trust and the charity Fixers, a young woman who has a type of epilepsy which causes her to ‘zone out’ has produced a resource to educate people about the different forms the condition can take.
Phoebe Pope, 25, experiences complex focal seizures – also known as absence seizures. They cause her to lose awareness of what she is doing and become unable to remember what’s happened once the seizure is over.
With Fixers she has created a booklet explaining what effect epilepsy has on her and how to spot the signs of a seizure – which include staring into space and rubbing hands.
You can see more about her project here.