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Patient Stories


The patient stories section displays real life experiences of syncope from STARS members worldwide.

Reading about someone who has been through the same diagnosis, treatment and concerns can provide great reassurance, support and advice to others who are going through the same condition. Patient stories are an important way of getting the message out there. And this is where we really need your help. Would you be happy to share your story and help us raise awareness of syncope, RAS and POTS?

Ben's Story

Ben was 4 months old when he accidentally received a bump to his head and experienced his first Reflex Anoxic Seizure


Freya's Story

Freya was only 16 months when she had what we now know to be her first seizure.


Steve's Story

My name is Steve, I'm 29 years old, live in Walsall and I have Reflex Anoxic Seizures.


Harminder's Story

I want everybody to know that having RAS does not mean the end of life. I’m doing everything a girl of 12 should be doing, I enjoy my life!


Miss Massachusetts 2006 Michaela Gagnes's story

No faint is a simple faint.


Hannah's Story

I had my first faint at 17 getting out of the bath, I felt my heart flutter at what felt liked 200bpm, I became dizzy, sick and slowly my hearing and vision became a blur.


Sir Roger Moore's Story

STARS Patron Sir Roger Moore discusses his experience of syncope whilst on stage and the implant of his Pacemaker.



Christine's Story

Christine learned from her experience in dealing with Syncope is to NEVER give up.


Richard's story

My story of blackouts began just after I graduated from university in 2001. Looking back I now understand how a rugby injury and an uncomfortable work chair were likely triggers for the story I’m writing now.


We would welcome stories from our Canadian members, please email Rachel at or post it to STARS, PO Box 175, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8YL.

We cannot guarantee that every patient story will be used but the more stories we have, the more awareness we are likely to achieve.

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