The world federation of neurology celebrates the brain annually. This year it is concentrating on the topic of Epilepsy. This follows the resolution of the World Health Assembly in May 2015 which calls on the WHO Secretariat to continue to lead and coordinate support to Member States in addressing the global burden of epilepsy so that people with epilepsy can receive timely treatment and can benefit from educational and occupational opportunities, free from stigma and discrimination.
Alfie is now 8 and lives at home with his mum, dad and two cats. He goes to a specialist school for children with visual and other disabilities, where he was pupil of the year last year. He is one of over approximately 60,000 children in Europe with an epileptic encephalopathy. Alfie’s parents’ main aspiration is that they can continue to support Alfie to have the best life he can. Read his story here