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NMDAR-antibody encephalitis appeal

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Beatrice recovering in hospital

Beatrice's story

Beatrice was just eight years old when her health deteriorated suddenly and was later diagnosed with NMDAR-antibody encephalitis. For months, she lost the ability to control her movements, talk or understand what was going on around her – and endured many different treatments before doctors started to see improvements.

It’s been a long journey and at times it felt like so little was known about what would happen next and whether Beatrice would fully recover. That’s why Action’s support of Dr Eyre’s research is so important to families like ours. To have known more about what was to come, would have made a huge difference during that worrying time.

Amy, Beatrice's mum