The Elite Media Co. turns red with pride for #WorldEncephalitisDay 2021. 

Inspired by Lucy Dawson, a Lincoln based survivor of the rare brain disease, our team wore red with pride and rebranded our imagery for the day. 

Social Media Manager for The Elite Media Co., Amy Lawson said: “I’m really glad that we have had the opportunity to raise awareness of Encephalitis, by taking part in World Encephalitis Day. 

This brain disease is caused by infections or the immune system attacking the brain, and I’m keen to help raise the profile of the disease and help recognise symptoms. 

Lucy’s story inspired me to research further into her story on how she was affected by the disease, and I was saddened by how it affected her, leaving her unable to walk, talk and bed bound. 

Lucy’s recovery has been inspirational, and it’s incredible to see how she has progressed since suffering her illness.”

More details on The Encephalitis Society can be found by visiting https://www.encephalitis.info/. 

Lucy’s story can be read on her blog – https://lucyintheskywithencephalitis.wordpress.com/2020/02/05/the-story-of-how-i-went-from-being-a-healthy-20-year-old-at-university-to-being-incorrectly-locked-in-a-mental-ward-for-3-months-and-coming-out-disabled/