Amanda was our beautiful daughter, our only girl, a young woman just 21 enjoying life. Then all of a sudden she was gone, the loss of Amanda is so immense, there is a big hole in our family. Amanda was a great big sister to Mark and Sam and a wonderful friend to many.
As a child Amanda had encephalitis and after she recovered she was left with epilepsy. Amanda coped well with her seizures but they were never fully controlled and we had never heard of SUDEP.
In 2005 Amanda went to China for a month, she loved the people and the culture and it inspired her paintings. She loved art and in October 2006 Amanda went to university; Amanda was a very talented artist and created wonderful works of art.
On 25th April 2007 Amanda spent the evening on campus with other students, she was very happy. I rang her that night as always, I worried about Amanda and chatted to her that night, she said “Don’t worry Mum I’m fine”. She sounded so happy and we planned a day out, but later that night when alone Amanda had a seizure and died.
We hope that this memorial fund in Amanda’s name will inspire everyone to raise funds for research into a much needed cure.”
– Simon, Caroline, Mark & Sam Redfern, March 2013
To make a donation to Amanda’s memorial fund, please use the link below.