by Laura Donlan in Grampound, England, United Kingdom


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To raise awareness and support World Encephalitis day on the 22nd Feb by asking people to wear something red and #RED4WED on social media.❤️

by Laura Donlan in Grampound, England, United Kingdom

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  • As most of you are probably aware, our daughter Lexè become very poorly on Easter Sunday last year, she woke up with a severe headache and could not walk or stand, her eyes were fixated to one side and she was extremely confused.

This was terrifying for us as a family but we also had the extra worry about COVID 19 as we had just gone into the first national lockdown. Which later on meant we were unable to all be with her when she was transferred to Bristol children's hospital, it was here that I was told she had Encephalitis (cerbelitiis), something I had never heard of.

I later learned it is an infection on the brain and in Lexè's case caused her brain to swell quite severely.

After many weeks at Bristol hospital, Lexè made a super recovery and astonished everyone as her speech and mobility returned. We are forever grateful to the amazing kind staff both at Bristol and the Royal Cornwall Hospital for the love and care they gave to us. 

When we returned home, I spent time trying to research Encephalitis as the effects can be life changing and came across the encephalitis society, which provides amazing information for schools, parents, younger siblings and the person effected. It explains what changes may be different and how these can be handled etc.

This is the charity I would like to raise awareness of and raise any possible donations for, as there are many families that go through this every year and they need all the support they can get ❤️.

I am asking if everyone could wear something red on the 22nd February and donate a £1 so we can support the Encephalitis society and raise awareness for all the families that have been affected.

Thank you ❤️❤️

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