Epilepsy is something that can affect anyone, at any age and without any warning.
As part of Purple Day, which is the international event for epilepsy awareness, one South Derbyshire mother has spoken about how she has coped with her daughter who suffers from epilepsy.
Mail reporter Rob Smyth spoke to Barbara about the everyday challenges she faces with 19-year-old Freya.
“For many people, seeing someone have a seizure can a very traumatic experience but for me and my family it becomes as every day as waking up in the morning and going to bed in the evening.
These were the words of Barbara who is the full-time carer to Freya, a young woman who has battled epilepsy nearly all her life.