This year’s Raising Awareness award is going to Derrick Kay, celebrating his uplifting and engaging media work.
Derrick has had epilepsy since he was eight years old. His YouTube channel Derrick Kay Seizure Survivor is where he shares his experiences. It is also the home of his myth-busting vlogs, such as dos and don’ts for seizures, all presented in a catchy, direct and honest way. He uses clips, drones, effects, music and captions to tell his epilepsy story. Engaging, warm and creative, Derrick loves to motivate people and dispel misconceptions too. Beyond his own channel, he featured in BBC Three’s ‘Things not to say to people with epilepsy’ in 2017, with over 880k views.
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