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When Max was around 12 or 13 years old, he started experiencing two types of seizures: nocturnal seizures and absence seizures.

His family initially only noticed the absence seizures, which were brief periods where he would seem to stare blankly and lose awareness for a few seconds.

At first, they didn't know what it was, and even their GP was unsure.

They continued with life, but things changed when Max had a nocturnal seizure while on holiday. This type of seizure occurs during sleep and can involve movements like jerking or convulsions, which his parents witnessed.

Concerned, they pursued further medical evaluation, leading to Max's epilepsy diagnosis at 18 years old.

Alongside absence seizures, Max also experiences focal seizures, which originate from specific areas of his brain.

Absent seizures, previously known as petit mal seizures, are brief episodes where a person seems to be staring into space or daydreaming.

They typically last for a few seconds and are more common in children. During an absent seizure, the person may not respond to stimuli or remember the episode afterwards.

These seizures can happen multiple times a day and may go unnoticed or mistaken for daydreaming.

Nocturnal seizures occur during sleep and can vary from mild movements or jerks to more pronounced convulsions.

Unlike nightmares or restless sleep, these seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. They can disrupt sleep cycles and may not always be remembered upon waking.

Nowadays, Max manages his epilepsy well with medication, which helps control his seizures effectively. He prioritises his health and adheres diligently to his treatment plan.

Beyond managing his condition, Max is active as both an epilepsy advocate and a fitness coach. He uses his Instagram platform to share workouts, nutrition tips, and positive vibes, inspiring others to live healthily and pursue their fitness goals despite any challenges they may face.

$5 from every tee sold in this collection will go straight to Max