Epilepsy awareness

All Blacks coach's quest to raise epilepsy awareness

RNZ reprots his son, Luke, has severe epilepsy. It's not something Schmidt often talks about but he's conscious that increasing the awareness of epilepsy can be a positive step toward normalising it, as much as it can be normalised.

"Luke's condition began from a tumour that was discovered when he was five and he had the surgery to remove it pretty soon after the discovery. He's had a number of surgeries since and medication is used to control the seizures as best they can be controlled, but they don't stop the seizures from happening.