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Written by adults personally affected



Michelle's Story

Until the end of October 2006, I was a 57 year old accountant with a good job, own house, own car and perfectly healthy. Then …

Martine's Story

I would love to tell my story of my experience with the horrible infection of Encephalitis. I am now 33 years old and at the ti…

Maria's Story

My name is Maria. I am married with two children aged 9 & 10. I live in Northern Ireland. My husband and I run our own restauran…

Neil's Story

I was born in Leeds in 1959 and I was one of four brothers. My mother and father divorced when I was around 8 or 9, so it was l…

Mark's Story

Six years ago I became ill while on holiday with my wife and two children. The last thing I remember fully was spending two hour…

Anthony's Story

It all started on 9th January 1998. I had been out to Croydon for the evening with a few pals from work. On the train home my …

Helen's Story

My story starts when I was 21. I was suddenly taken ill with acute stomach pains and fever, quickly followed by sleeping for Eng…

Gabby's Story

When the letter finally arrived informing me I was to go into the National Neurological Hospital in London, I was filled with a …

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