'I honestly thought he was invincible': Mum's heartache after son, 23, dies suddenly in his flat

'I honestly thought he was invincible': Mum's heartache after son, 23, dies suddenly in his flat

A heartbroken mother has said she thought her son was 'invincible' before he died suddenly at the age of 23. Jonathan Roberts died of condition called Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), the Liverpool Echo reports. He had lived with epilepsy for almost 10 years but his mum Sharon Smithies, who lives in Bury, said he had always recovered from seizures well in the past. READ MORE: Man accused of killing 11-year-old schoolgirl appears in court Sadly though, in the past 18 months, his condition worsened and this month, Jonathan died suddenly in his flat in Liverpool where he lived with friends. Sharon, originally from Aintree, now wants to raise more awareness of epilepsy and work with SUDEP charities. The 49-year-old said: “I think what this has made me realise just how serious epilepsy is , I honestly just kind of thought Jonathan was invincible, because he'd been in hospital a few times but always recovered. “There needs to be more awareness. I now realise he has been so lucky the other times, it's only now I read other stories …
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