Delighted to get his Owen pillow from Purple Caffe
04 June, 2017

Delighted to get his Owen pillow from Purple Caffe

/ 3 years ago

We were delighted to meet the first recipient of one of our ‘Sleep-EASy’ anti-suffocation pillows this weekend, when we went to see Owen Davies, from Calaisburn Place, Dunfermline.

Owen (10), a pupil of Crossgates Primary, was diagnosed with epilepsy in February 2016, and now has most of his seizures at night-time.  In addition to epilepsy, Owen has also been diagnosed with Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder, so was over the moon to receive a pillow from Sam Shaw from Purple Caffe Fife.

Owen, who lives with mum Tracey, step-dad Darren and sister Sarah (8), is really looking forward to coming along to his first Purple Caffe Fife get-together, to share his experiences with other children in Fife, and also find out what sort of activities are on offer.

Mum Tracey said “When Owen got his diagnosis, we didn’t know anything about epilepsy, and couldn’t find any support locally.  The only information we got was from Google, and the nearest support we could find was in Edinburgh.  We think the idea of Purple Caffe Fife is brilliant, and our whole family are really looking forward to getting involved.  Owen is really excited about meeting other children with epilepsy, and making new friends.  He already has a great support network through his family and classmates, but sometimes it would be nice to be able to speak to someone else who has had similar experience to us, as this is all quite new to us.”

If you would like to find out more about Purple Caffe Fife, please ‘Like’ our Facebook page at facebook.com/purplecaffefife or email us.  We will be holding another family open meeting soon, and details will be available on our website or social media channels.

If you would like to apply for one of our free ‘Sleep-EASy’ pillows, please contact Laura Mortimer, the Paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse at NHS Fife, and ask to be referred to Purple Caffe Fife.

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