Potchefstroom woman suffers horrific burns after falling into hot water bath during epileptic seizure

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Madelaine Pretorius suffers from tonic-clonic epilepsy, a type of seizure that causes a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. (PHOTO: Supplied)
Madelaine Pretorius suffers from tonic-clonic epilepsy, a type of seizure that causes a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. (PHOTO: Supplied)

Madelaine Pretorius has grown accustomed to living her life on tenterhooks.

She could be making a cup of coffee in one moment and on the floor the next, passed out from an epileptic seizure.

Tasks which many of us take for granted – driving a car, running a bath, going to the movies or even going for a swim – are impossible, and even life-threatening for the young mom of two children.

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