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Phoebe Pope

Phoebe Pope

Name: Phoebe Pope
Age: 25
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Bitterne, Southampton
Campaign: To educate people about absence seizures

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 17. I have complex focal seizures - which are known as absence seizures. This means I zone out, becoming unaware of what's going on around me, and then I can't remember what's happened once the seizure has finished. 

 

It was confusing at first because I had never heard of my type of epilepsy. 

 

Automatically when you talk about epilepsy people think of convulsive seizures, so I wanted to explain more about what mine is like, because a lot of people don’t seem to understand. 

 

I've created a booklet with Fixers to explain a little bit about the various effects of the condition. 

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix: 

 

Jess Wright 

Jess Zahra 

Aaron Hartley

Andrew Compton

Shane Hoyle 

 

The Blagrave Trust

 

The Blagrave Trust is supporting Fixers to work with a number of their partner charities in Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex and Wiltshire to give young people a voice. 

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