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Living with Epilepsy: Conflicting Hemispheres

A special piece for National Epilepsy Week Written By: Savraj Kaur – Fundraising Development Manager In 2013, a medic told me I had reaped the fruits of a postcode lottery. My prize was an awake-craniotomy at a top neurosurgical hospital in London. Even my surgeon was famous in the field, and head of the surgical arm of […]

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Living Below the Line: Cause or Consequence of Disability?

By: Matthew Maclure – Programmes and Advocacy Intern   15% of the world’s population, or over 1 billion people, are disabled and crucially 80% of all disabled people live in developing countries (WHO, 2011). It is therefore not surprising that the World Health Organisation then estimates that 575 million disabled people live below the poverty […]

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