It has been nearly 15 years since Cambridgeshire author Victoria Clark had her last epileptic seizure. Since then, she has worked in graphic design and illustration, trained as a teacher (though this was somewhat scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic), and published her first book – a children’s story featuring a main character with epilepsy.
Victoria had her first seizure at the age of 17, after which she was diagnosed with epilepsy and told she would never have a seizure again. However, a few years later, three days into a visit to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, she had a grand mal seizure and had to be hospitalised.
Her trip was cut short when she had another seizure on a plane which was meant to take her to Fiji. Instead, she had to come home to England, where she was in and out of hospital for a year.
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