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Stories written by a parent of a child affected

Ashley's Story

Ashley contracted encephalitis when he was 10 weeks old. Ashley was very lucky to survive.

Ben's Story

Ben was an extremely healthy and fit 11 year old when he contracted viral encephalitis in July 2004. It started within 24 hours …

Harry's Story

Our son Harry is now 18 years old and was perfectly normal until he contracted viral Encephalitis at the age of two, which put h…

Joan's Story

My lovely daughter is 55. I am 81. The Smallpox vacation in Northern Ireland over 50 years ago was compulsory. The penalty was a…

Vicky's Story

My name is Vic Champion and because you write to us every month with newsletters and information I thought I’d write and tell ou…

Christine's Story

My daughter Christine was almost 20 when she was diagnosed as having herpes simplex encephalitis. She had felt unwell with flu-…

Ethan's Story

Ethan was born the 4th September 1999.He was a beautiful baby. He was clever too. By the time he was two, Ethan could swim fifty…

Rhys Jones

My son Rhys was born in June 1994, and he had lots of health problems. Following some investigations when he was two, he picked …

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