This week, we’d like to help a 14 year old boy called Logan who has started having severe night-time seizures.
Logan has a diagnosis of autism and also has a learning disability and sensory issues. Since Covid, Logan has developed extreme anxiety and it’s been a struggle for his parents to get him to leave the house. He is over 6ft tall and can become extremely aggressive, so it's hard to keep him safe. He has also been self-harming and is non-verbal, which makes it more difficult for him to communicate his needs.
Logan recently started having tonic clonic seizures and his parents are worried about him having one in the night. Last time he had a night-time seizure, his mum (fortunately) heard him and went in to find him not breathing properly and turning blue.
He was nominated by the family’s social worker who said Logan’s parents have been wanting to buy an epilepsy alarm for him, but haven’t been able to afford it and haven't been able to find support to buy one.
We’d like to provide Logan with an epilepsy alarm, which would alert his parents if he was having a seizure. We’d also like to provide an epilepsy pillow to help keep him safe. We've also set up a wishlist with some other sensory items and bedding that he needs.