nO FITS FOR BRAVE TOM

Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Andy and Tom at their home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Andy and Tom at their home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
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BRAVE Ilkeston youngster Tom Morley will be celebrating his first Christmas without suffering crippling epileptic fits thanks to a pioneering operation.

The happy six-year-old was forced to wear a padded helmet at all times because he suffered 45 fits a day but since his procedure he has been seizure-free for the last three months.

Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Tom at their home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Tom at their home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Chaucer Infant School pupil Tom is now looking forward to his first Christmas without seizures since he was eight months old when his parents first noticed his problem.

Dad Andy, 30, said: “It will be his first normal Christmas, which is a relief.

“Although he won’t notice much difference himself, the whole family can relax and not have to chase after him.”

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Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Tom at thier home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Tom at thier home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Andy, who runs his own web design firm in Sudbury Avenue, explained that he and Tom’s mum Holly Leatherland were ‘terrified’ after his first fit.

“His whole body went rigid, then he curled up into a little ball,” he explained. “His eyes rolled back and his mouth was wide open. He then started to turn blue, as he couldn’t breathe.”

Doctors warned that if it happened again, he would have to have further tests.

When Tom started nursery and his brain became more active, he began to have five or six a week.

Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Andy and Tom at thier home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

Various pictures from the home of Andy Morley in Ilkeston whose son Tom (aged 6 now) has suffered from Epilepsy from about 6-months old. Due to a new medical procedure that Tom has undergone, he has now been free from siezures for the last 16-weeks.'This is Andy and Tom at thier home in Sudbury Ave, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

By the time he was two-and-a-half, he was having up to 45 seizures a day, most commonly ‘atonic’ seizures where every muscle in the body would relax causing him to fall and injure himself.

“The worst was when Tom split his chin on stone steps when he was four,” said Andy. “He had to go to hospital to have it put together again. He has a massive scar there now.”

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