Epilepsy ignorance

PUBLISHED: 14:59 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:44 15 June 2010

I was so sad to read your article on the death of Matthew Toates due to a seizure in his sleep and my thoughts are with his family.

I was so sad to read your article on the death of Matthew Toates due to a seizure in his sleep and my thoughts are with his family.

Unfortunately, there is still a lot of ignorance surrounding epilepsy and I am very pleased that your article included details of how many people are affected by epilepsy.

It is very distressing to see someone having a seizure, especially when it is a member of your family. You feel completely helpless.

As Kerina said, their education, social and work life suffer. People can be so very thoughtless.

I am very sad for the family but I do hope this article makes your readers find out more about epilepsy. I wish the family all the best for Matthew's angel day.

Liz Purvey

Fosseway Close

Axminster

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