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International Purple Day is a time to raise awareness of epilepsy.

Jaspar spoke to his friend Ben, who currently lives in Moscow, about what it’s like to live with epilepsy and what are the best things to do for someone who is suffering a seizure as well as some general facts about epilepsy.

If you have concerns about whether you may have epilepsy please visit:


or call their helpline on 0808 800 5050


Presented by Jaspar Grinling

Contributions by Ben Glover

Edited and Produced by Jaspar Grinling