Grief-Stricken Mom Admits She Can't Sleep Fearing Her Epileptic Son Could Die at Night

Rebelander Basilan
Mar 29, 2019
12:37 A.M.

Kia Carlton, of Clifton, York, has opened up about how she sits awake at night worrying her epileptic son could have a seizure and die.


In a recent interview with York Press, Kia, 30, revealed that she looks out for her 10-year-old son Taran as he sleeps on the off chance that he has an epileptic fit, which could be deadly.

"There are charities who raise awareness, but there are no charities or organizations that give financial support to families."

The mother has already had to deal with the heartbreaking loss of her 11-month-old daughter Telan, who passed away from sudden infant death syndrome seven years ago.



Kia told the news outlet that she found it hard to live with Taran's condition after losing Telan.

"If he had a seizure and didn’t come out of it I could lose him as well. I find it really hard to live with," she said. "With my daughter passing away it’s constantly on my mind, it’s very difficult to sleep. Me and my mum watch over him when he’s sleeping."


The single mother continued that it can take Taran up to three days to recuperate from a seizure. Sadly, she can't bear the cost of a special monitor which would caution her if her child has a fit.

"There’s no funding out there to fund equipment for children with epilepsy," Kia explained. "There are charities who raise awareness, but there are no charities or organizations that give financial support to families."


Little Taran was diagnosed with epilepsy at four years old. His condition is getting worse and presently has seizures every other day.


According to Kia, the fits left her son "feeling groggy" and that it's horrendous to see him experience it.

On March 26, Kia along with her friend Kelly Richardson went to Burton Green Primary School, at which Taran attends, to raise awareness about epilepsy. They invited children and staff to get involved.

The Epilepsy Foundation in Colorado said there are more than 65 million individuals worldwide who have epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal.

Epilepsy, which kills up to 50,000 people each year, is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.

Related posts

Vicki Lawrence Got Support from Husband & Two Kids after CIU Diagnosis – inside Her Life at 75

March 25, 2024

Woman, 25, Announces Her Own Death in a Heartbreaking Facebook Post

March 22, 2024

Boy, 6, Shields His 3-Year-Old Brother in Attempt to Save Him, But Tragically Both Die Later Side by Side

April 25, 2024

Baltimore Bridge Tragedy: Audio Recorded When 'The Whole Bridge Just Fell Down' Has Emerged

March 27, 2024

John Schneider Met New Girlfriend 1 Year after Wife Alicia's Death – Inside His Life

July 02, 2024

4 Young Siblings & Their Dad Found Dead in Their Home

March 21, 2024

'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' Star Jane Seymour, 73, Showcases Her Figure in White Swimsuit, Drawing Mixed Reactions

July 03, 2024

Jane Seymour Showed Off Her Twin Sons, Who Are Now Taller than Her: ‘Handsome Men’

May 01, 2024

Little Emile Soleil Vanished 8 Months Ago – His Remains Finally Found Not Far from His Grandfather’s House

April 01, 2024

Father of Three Missing after the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

March 27, 2024

Eva Longoria’s Sister Could Barely Tie Shoes with ‘4th Grade’ Mind, Yet Actress Deems Her ‘Light of My Life

April 24, 2024

‘Is She Ok?’: Princess Beatrice Causes Concern for Looking 'Unwell’ in Recent Outing amid News of Her Ex’s Death

April 25, 2024

'ALF' Star Benji Gregory Found Dead in Parking Lot at 46: Uncovering More Details

July 11, 2024

Policeman, 29, Tragically Dies at His Own Engagement Party, Leaving Pregnant Fiancée Heartbroken

March 14, 2024