Epilepsy aware­ness walk

Joondalup Weekender - - News -

SEVEN-year-old Noah Ridg­way was di­ag­nosed with epilepsy about five months ago, turn­ing his fam­ily’s world up­side down.

Mum Katie said she had felt “shock and fear” since wit­ness­ing Noah’s first seizure at age six.

“Noah’s epilepsy af­fects ev­ery de­ci­sion we make while try­ing to main­tain nor­mal­ity and al­low­ing our boy to live the child­hood he de­serves,” she said.

“Nu­mer­ous med­i­cal test­ing and hos­pi­tal stays have been en­dured by our six-year-old, which he takes all in his stride.

“Trial and er­ror of med­i­ca­tion are un­der way to con­trol his seizures so that he can live as he did not so long ago.

This Sun­day, the Burns Beach fam­ily will take part in the in­au­gu­ral Pur­ple Walk 4 Epilepsy WA to help raise aware­ness dur­ing Na­tional Epilepsy Aware­ness month.

At the event, par­tic­i­pants will do 1km laps around Curtin Univer­sity’s Ed­in­burgh Oval South. To do­nate, go to pur­ple­walk4epilep­sywa 2018.ev­ery­day­hero.com/ au/team-noah.

Noah Ridg­way (cen­tre) with mum Katie, dad James and sib­lings Eli­jah and Ebony.

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