Small Steps - Seize the Day
Small Steps - Seize the Day is a small charity in the north east of England that aims to supports the families of children with Epilepsy or other similar neurological problems. In particular, those with complex health needs, cerebral palsy and pmld.
We aim to provide support by:
Providing families with vital equipment including video monitors to help them to monitor their children during epileptic seizures.
Working with local area Specialist Epilepsy Nurses to provide information to newly diagnosed families.
Funding training and equipment for our local Epilepsy and Complex Needs Community Nursing Teams.
Providing support, information and education where possible through our website and face book page.
Epilepsy - The Facts
456,000 people or 1 in 131 people have epilepsy.
There is no cure.
There are 40 types of epilepsy.
SUDEP (Sudden Death in Epilepsy) kills 500 people a year.
1 in 20 people will have a single seizure in their life.
Everyday 75 people are diagnosed with epilepsy.
It is most common in babies and the elderly
There are very few charities dedicated to researching this