A HUISH Episcopi family has launched a fundraising campaign in memory of their daughter, who died at the age of 18 last week.
Alisha Louise Hooper has been described by her family as a talented artist who enjoyed her time in education and was passionate about raising awareness of epilepsy.
She lived in Huish Episcopi with her family and recently finished her A levels at the local sixth form. She hoped to enter a career in care.
While at sixth form, Alisha would often give presentations and make posters about epilepsy and the effects medication for it can have, especially on teenage girls.
Alisha developed epilepsy in 2017 and would infrequently suffer seizures in her sleep.
Her family has started a JustGiving page to raise money for Epilepsy Society, which aims to make sure people with the condition can “lead the lives they want to lead”.
Their fundraising campaign has raised more than £6,350 for the charity so far, with more donations encouraged to help others living with epilepsy.
Source: Family tribute to ‘creative’ and ‘passionate’ girl, 18, following sudden death