Luke Eisenhuth

Luke Eisenhuth

15 November 2019

From the beginning, Luke was marred by a serious and very rare, form of Epilepsy called Landau Kleffner Syndrome. The condition affecting all spheres of his cognitive, emotional and social development. His life has been testing to say the least.

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Mark Geyer OAM

02 August 2017

A committed epilepsy awareness ambassador, footie legend Mark Geyer has felt the personal distress of having two of his beautiful daughters — Montanna aged 21 and 18-year-old Kennedi —diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Mark has openly shared his story through the media to help raise awareness and spread the important message that there is help available to those living with epilepsy.

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Jyotsana Gill

02 August 2017

Jyotsana Gill is a triathlon veteran who has competed at an elite level for the last twelve years. She has also lived with epilepsy since she was first diagnosed at the age of 15. While she has had some challenges dealing with the demands of the ‘triathlete’ lifestyle and her condition, her epilepsy is currently well controlled with medication.

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Lachlan (Lachy) Gillespie

28 February 2020

Not only does he wear the colour purple in The Wiggles, Lachy also has lived in a family with epilepsy his whole life. Lachy’s brother Cameron, has lived with epilepsy since birth and Cameron and his wife Kelly have had a beautiful daughter Charlotte who has Dravet Syndrome.

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Shelby Kennedy

02 August 2017

Shelby Kennedy, founder and director of The Mindset Movement is a Master Practitioner of Life Coaching and an Associate Member of the International Coach Guild (ICG). She has also lived with epilepsy since the age of 11 when she had absence seizures.

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Caitlin McOmish

02 August 2017

Caitlin developed epilepsy as a baby, having up to 30 seizures a day, but with her parents support and her own determination she overcame the odds and is now a promising neuroscientist.

‘Epilepsy has given me an opportunity to relate to people I otherwise may not cross paths with. I’m also passionate about improving public awareness of mental health and, of course, understanding how the brain works! I like straying from people’s presumptions of who I am “supposed to be”.’

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Mia Oatley

02 August 2017

Mia Oatley is a Sydney artist best known for her bold and colourful works on canvas. Mia was diagnosed with focal epilepsy at the age of 15 and has been living with her condition for the past 24 years whilst travelling the world, making lots of art and becoming a first-time Mum to a daughter last year.

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Paul Wade

02 August 2017

Paul Wade remembers well his first seizure at the age of 32 in Buenos Aires, 1993. As the captain of Australia’s Socceroos, he was just about to hit the field to mark lengendary player Maradona in a World-Cup qualifying match when he collapsed in front of the team’s physio.

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