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I am making every step count this February to help people affected by Encephalitis and their families/friends in every way I can.

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. It is more common in many countries than motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, bacterial meningitis and cerebral palsy.

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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I am making every step count this February For World Encephalitis Day

Friday 4th Feb
I am taking part in BrainWalk and trying to do as many steps as I can to improve my own health and wellbeing. Most importantly to 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.

There are five facts about Encephalitis.
1 .  Encephalitis is an 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 mortality rate and people who have had it are often left with an acquired brain injury, and often life changing consequences
5. It is more common in many countries than Motor Neurone Disease, Bacterial Meningitis,  Multiple Sclerosis, and Cerebral Palsy.
 One person  diagnosed with Encephalitis every minute across the world and life for them and their loved ones will never. be the same again.

I  personally  itwas affected by Herpes Simplex Viral Encephalitis the day after my first birthday,  so life for me felt like normality. 

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