Episode 8: Dr Ava Easton - CEO Encephalitis Society

Feb 19, 2020, 10:02 AM
Episode 8: Dr Ava Easton - The Encephalitis Society, World Encephalitis Day 22nd February #Red4WED

Dr Ava Easton CEO of The Encephalitis Society welcomes us to The Royal Society of Medicine to chat all things Encephalitis.
Alecia’s son Ethan almost died, age 3 from Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.
We discuss the importance of the charity, the effects of Encephalitis & how awareness is key. You probably know someone affected.
Please wear red on World Encephalitis Day, 22nd February every year, and share #Red4WED on all the socials!
An emotive and educational episode that makes us shed a tear ❤️

Show notes:
- Alecia’s sons Encephalitis (A.D.E.M)
- What the Encephalitis Society does
- What is encephalitis? Inflammation of the brain (the difference to meningitis)
- The Immune system Army analogy
- What happened to Alecia’s son
- Rare is banned! (Encephalitis has a higher incidence rate than motor neurone disease & bacterial meningitis in many countries)
- Approximately 6,000 people affected in the UK every year
- The necessity for MMR & vaccination
- Raising £1million a year in order to function
- Opening up conversations about Encephalitis & finding out you do know others affected
- The book ‘Brain On Fire’ by Susannah Cahalan
- Alecia’s role as an Ambassador for the Charity (working worldwide and the risks involved)
- Ambassadors Actor Matthew Bose & Olympian Rebecca Adlington
- Ava the Twitter Queen!
- World Encephalitis Day, 22nd Feb#Red4WED #worldencephalitisday
- Fundraising & raising awareness HELP!
- Alecia’s personal thank you to the Encephalitis Society for their care during a very dark time
- WEAR RED ON 22nd FEB & Tay all the socials!

Episode web links:
- https://www.encephalitis.info/
- http://www.worldencephalitisday.org/
- https://www.encephalitis.info/pages/category/wed
- https://www.encephalitis.info/faqs/brainonfire
- https://twitter.com/encephalitis
- https://twitter.com/encephalitisava
- https://www.facebook.com/EncephalitisSociety/
- https://instagram.com/the_encephalitis_society_?igshid=1skpckcbxjkh0

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