‘Tis the season for parties, get-togethers, Christmas concerts, work socials, school performances, and a range of other holiday festivities.
Great, you might be thinking. Here comes another thing to add to the calendar before the year is over.
But this is one invitation you don’t have to spend hours preparing for. In fact, your presence is not even requested.
You can simply let your hair down, throw on your comfy pajamas, sip a warm tea, curl up under a warm blanket, and join the club of us who could use a reason to slow down this holiday season.
As the year draws to a close, we at Encephalitis411 invite you to view Fighting Encephalitis Head On!, a short video that features a few stories from our community.
As you watch, take a moment to step back from the hustle and bustle of the year and reflect on the things that matter most to you.
Fighting Encephalitis Head On!
For many of us, health, family, and friendships top the list of things we cherish most. Yet these are often the areas that become destabilized most for those who are impacted by encephalitis. Every day we support and advocate for individuals experiencing the devastating physical, economic, and psychosocial consequences of encephalitis.
Next year will be no different. Looking ahead to 2023, 20,000 people in the U.S alone will be diagnosed with encephalitis. That’s a new town of people who will be unexpectedly faced with the harsh realities of fighting to get care for a rare disease that is frequently misdiagnosed, has no cure, is poorly understood by the medical community, and forever changes the lives of those it touches.
And they’re going to need our support.
We know that many are facing financial hardship during these challenging economic times. Further still, some are struggling under the weight of medical debt due to the lack of FDA-approved medications to treat encephalitis, and the numerous barriers to insurance coverage for critical rehabilitative therapies.
That’s why we at Encephalitis411 strive to keep our services 100% free. We are honoured to support patients, caregivers, medical providers, and other community members during their critical times of need.
But for those in more fortunate circumstances, we would appreciate your support. Please consider making a tax deductible donation before the end of the year, to enable us to continue these vital services for those impacted by encephalitis.
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We appreciate each and every one of you who has been a part of our community this year. Thank you for your support and happy holidays from all of us at Encephalitis411!