Seven-year-old Layla Reid, whose mother suffers from epilepsy, has written a book aiming to help other children know what to do in the event of a family member of friend having a seizure.
Mrs Reid was looking for a book for Layla to help her understand epilepsy and found there were plenty of books aimed at those who have epilepsy – children or adults – or information about it for doctors. However there was none for those who have relatives who suffer from it. Following her own experiences with her mum Layla took it upon herself to write the book.
The book shows what you should and should not do when someone is having an epileptic seizure through words and illustrations. "I feel proud of myself and happy that it's going to help a lot of children out there" Layla said following the publication of her mini guide.
Layla has said that she intends to show her younger sister how to cope with their mother's illness with the help of the book.
The informative book has been published by John Adler, of Pomegranate Books, who said: ,i>"I was very taken by it, I thought it was a brilliant idea."