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Neil Balme's Epilepsy Story

AFL cult hero Neil Balme has gone public with his secret battle following a recent epilepsy diagnosis.

The 71-year-old was only diagnosed with epilepsy in 2020 after suffering his first seizure which came from out of the blue when he had been in bed with his wife.

Balme, one of the key figures in Richmond’s recent premiership dynasty as the club’s head of football, said he has no memory of the seizure and has since had further episodes.

Watch Neils story here and why he's Walking for Epilepsy this October. 

The Front Bar

The Front Bar on Channel 7 - Sam Pang, Mick Molloy and Andy Maher as share a laugh about the world of AFL and catch up with stars of yesteryear and today, share their support of Neil and the Walk for Epilepsy. 

Neil Balme on SEN 1116am with Gerald Whately

Neil sharing his epilepsy journey and how he wants everyone supporting the Walk for Epilepsy. Listen to the segment below: