A SALTCOATS mum and her nephew are tackling a wing walk for Epilepsy Scotland in honour of her teenage son.

Andrena Hughes and Lee Riddex will take on the terrifying experience to raise funds for the charity, which has helped Andrena’s son Eoghan.

Eoghan, 15, was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was four. He had a legion on his temporal lobe, which resulted in complex partial seizures with as many as 25-30 seizures in a single day.

But following life-changing surgery at Yorkhill Hospital in 2013, Eoghan, a pupil at St Matthew’s Academy, has been seizure-free.

Andrena said: “Eoghan had seizures at home, at school, on holiday, in the car, in the swimming pool and out visiting families. They were very unpredictable.

“There was a major incident with Eoghan and his school, which involved the police and as a family we were struggling.

“I didn’t know where to turn to. That’s when Epilepsy Scotland came on board. The help and advice and support we received was second to none. We would never have survived all the drama and grief if we hadn’t had their support.

“Epilepsy Scotland provides invaluable support to people and families dealing with epilepsy and we always feel indebted to them for what they did for us.

“That’s why I have always done as much as I can to give something back.”

Andrena has raised just over £3,000 for Epilepsy Scotland by doing a zip slide and walking over hot coals. With Lee, she willtake on her latest challenge on June 1.

She said: “I am terrified. I am trying not to think about it. I hate flying when I am sitting safely inside the plane with my seatbelt on so who knows how I will feel on top of it.”

Robyn Friel, of Epilepsy Scotland added: “Andrena and Lee have raised thousands for Epilepsy Scotland. We wish them all the best in undertaking their latest challenge.”

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