Shine a light on epilepsy and support our work across Queensland
Sam and Fiona Bryce are loving and dedicated parents of two children, Annabel and Stirling. Stirling was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2017. Both father and son share this bond, with Sam himself first diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager. At the time Sam wasn’t aware of the support available from Epilepsy Queensland.
“I think there was less understanding of epilepsy back then and a certain stigma attached to the condition. I kept my epilepsy very private as a result. Now as a father of a young boy with epilepsy my attitude is certainly different and I appreciate the importance of having a network, both professional and personal to understand his condition. But also the importance of raising awareness in the community. It’s essential to show support to those living with epilepsy and those who care for them”.
The Bryce family who are from the Darling Downs, are strong advocates for raising awareness and funds for Epilepsy Queensland. When Stirling was first diagnosed it was an opportunity for Sam to reflect on his own epilepsy journey as well as the impact on his son’s health. Sam consequently contacted Epilepsy Queensland for information and support. Sam now understands the importance of Epilepsy Queensland’s support services in providing a better understanding of his son’s condition.
“For our family and for Sam in particular, it is about shining a light on early diagnosis and removing the ‘fear of the unknown’. There is new research and technology available today to better diagnose the condition and the support of Epilepsy Queensland provides families with the information and tools needed to manage epilepsy”.
Please donate today to help families and individuals across Queensland impacted by epilepsy. Your gift will have a direct impact on the services and programs provided by Epilepsy Queensland ensuring we can shine a light on epilepsy.
• $25 will assist families and individuals across Queensland via the Epilepsy Helpline
• $50 provides tailored information and counselling for someone newly diagnosed
• $100 provides access to the e-connect program designed to deliver youth activity programs
• $200 will contribute towards the preparation of an epilepsy management plan
• $550 will pay for an epilepsy training session or a school visit to raise awareness and understanding.
Your donation is a greater gift than you can imagine, this Christmas. With your generosity, we will be able to raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy Queensland to ensure our work continues to grow across Queensland.