Friday, 19 February 2016
Two years ago on returning from a trip abroad a friend and neighbour became desperately ill. Eventually he was diagnosed with encephalitis. It is known that this disease can be caused by either a virus or a bacteria but there are also many unknowns connected with the disease.
His journey has been very long and slow, and his memory greatly affected. Recently he had more tests in the renowned John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and even they seem to be unsure as to the best way forward for him. He had great difficulty explaining to us what had happened during his week in Oxford even though he had only just returned home - his memory completely lets him down. Although he is in his early 50s it is now very unlikely that he will ever be able to work again.
Nicki, his 13 year old daughter, has made this moving little film about 'My Daddy', and the consequences for their family. It would be wonderful and much appreciated if you felt you could vote for her in connection with World Encephalitis Awareness Day here. It would be lovely for the family if she won.
If you do vote you will be sent an acknowledgement email saying that you will be put on the Encephalitis mailing list, but there is a section on the email where you can cancel and opt out of this. The results will be given on the 22nd February so time is very short - thanking you in anticipation.