Ross’s daughter, Karen, died from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, aged 26. His life’s mission is to make sure nothing like that ever happens to any other Father.
“It’s a sort of… Cinderella condition. There are many people in the arts, in sport, in parliament who have epilepsy, who have relatives with epilepsy, who remain quiet, who want to remain quiet”
Following the success of her play Sisters at the Sheffield Crucible, Stephanie Street presents this revelatory story based on real lives and events, examining the deep-seated prejudices faced by the half a million people with epilepsy in the UK, the systematic shortcomings in how their condition is managed, and the extraordinary dogs that could offer them a lifeline.
‘The health service is such an odd thing. They don’t cost people getting back to work, having a living, doing things… they just cost, you know, the drug and the care. It’s a very narrow and jaundiced view… How do you justify the cost of health?”