Hollyoaks is a British Soap Opera, first broadcast on Channel 4 in 1995, which is set in a fictional suburb of Chester called Hollyoaks.

Dee Dee Hutchinson is the four-year old daughter of the soaps longest serving cast member Tony Hutchinson.

Dee Dee’s parents Tony and Diane love their angelic girl and are devastated to learn that Dee Dee has autoimmune encephalitis, which is a serious neurological condition.

The Encephalitis Society has been working with the Hollyoaks team to make sure the storyline is accurate and to offer support to viewers who may be affected by encephalitis in any way.