Keep on running!
On Sunday 19 March 2017 I ran a city centre road race through the heart of Bradford-for ‘Epilepsy Action’’. Despite getting very wet in the rain and sunburnt at the same time, I loved it! I felt a huge sense of achievement when crossing the finish line.
“Out of every 100 people with a learning disability, around 22 of them also have epilepsy. This means epilepsy affects about one in five people with a learning disability. The more severe the learning disability the higher the possibility that the person will also have epilepsy”.
I decided to run for ‘Epilepsy Action’ because epilepsy impacts on many people’s lives and it is important to have a charity that raises awareness about this condition.
Abigail, Specialist Autism Services Facilitator.