“I was trying to think of ways to help because sometimes you can feel helpless. I came up with the idea of a skydive which terrifies me but it is something that will make people dig deep and raise awareness and get people talking.
An East Leake mum who three-year-old son was diagnosed with epilepsy last Christmas is preparing for her first ever charity skydive.
Yvonne Tuckley, 39, of Kirk Ley Road, was told by doctors last year that son Joseph was suffering from the condition.
“He had his first seizure in November, which was the first time anything had happened to him before, and it lasted for over an hour.