I am making every step count this February
This February, I am taking part in BrainWalk and walking, jogging or running as far as I can to improve my own health and wellbeing and help save lives!
I am raising money for the Encephalitis Society, a cause close to my heart.
Encephalitis is a neurological condition that can be devastating. Here are five facts you may not know:
1. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain.
2. It is caused by an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain.
3. Anyone can be affected by encephalitis – no matter their age, gender or ethnicity.
4. It has a high death rate and survivors are often left with an acquired brain injury and life-changing consequences.
5. In some cases, encephalitis can impact on mental health, causing difficult to deal with emotions and behaviours, and can lead to thoughts of self-harm and even suicide.
One person is diagnosed with encephalitis every minute across the world, and life for them and their loved ones will never be the same again.
Every donation I receive will go to the Encephalitis Society, helping accelerate understanding and awareness of encephalitis and ensuring that those affected by this serious neurological condition get the crucial help and support they need. Please help if you can.
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To help survivors like myselfSaturday 7th Jan 8 yrs ago I suffered NMDA receptor Enchephalitis of which at first I was wrongly diagnosed, I was hospitalised for 6 months ( not that I can remember much but..) not knowing who I was where I was who my family and friends were, my organs were failing and after numerous treatments which involve red limber puncture, chemo, meds for epilepsy etc I pulled through after nearly losing my life twice. I had a long road to travel though as I had to learn to walk, talk, read write, look after myself and my 5 yr old child at the time along with trying to regain my memory and deal with a whole new lifestyle but 8 years on and the epilepsy is under control and my memory and motor skills are practically back to normal.
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Well done mate x
Good Luck Lisa. Wishing you all the best with reaching your target xx
Keep doing what your doing Lisa. Your doing amazing xx
Huge respect 🥰
I know how hard it is to live with problems in the brain. It gives me hope to hear of your almost complete recovery. ❤
I remember when u got ill and at first the doctors wasn't sure what it was You was lucky