Connor Morton

Connor was only a year-old when he started to experience jolt like symptoms.

Connor was only a year-old when he started to experience jolt like symptoms.

It turned out to be seizures, however the doctors did not seem too concerned, as it was believed he would ‘grow out of it’.

His parents were not convinced and took him to a paediatric neurologist. A scan confirmed he had epilepsy and was having an average of five to ten seizures every hour.

Connor was put on medication to manage his seizures, though this did not work and further medication was prescribed.

The medication had terrible side effects including, loss of speech and behavioral problems.

It has been an ongoing battle to manage Connor’s seizures, with multiple trips to hospital and chronic seizures that have lasted up to forty-five minutes.

Now ten-years-old, Connor is still yet to find a medication that manages his seizures completely.

Connor loves anything with wheels or a motor in it: cars, trains, diggers, fire engines, bikes and scooters.

He is completely fascinated with them. He is also a great swimmer and loves going to the beach.

Connor lives with mum Janine, dad Darren, sister Eden and three fluffy rabbits named, Thomas, Cornflake and Stuart Little.


One in 200 New Zealand children, on average, lives with epilepsy. Cure Kids continues to fund research into its cause and better treatments. Learn more about Cure Kids’ funded epilepsy research.



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