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Ivo Karlovic – ‘There Were Moments When I Didn’t See The Way Out’
My right arm was tingling.
I was home in Miami in April 2013, when one morning I woke up at 8:00 am. At first, I thought I had slept in an awkward position. No big deal.
But then my wife asked me a question, and the corner of my lip started drooping. It only got worse from then on and as the hours went by, I lost feeling in my arm and my ability to speak. By the end of the day, I didn’t know my name or what year it was. When medical staff at the hospital asked me questions, I couldn’t respond.
There were days when I woke up and thought, ‘Okay, I’m still alive.’ But the headaches would get crazy. It reached a point where the pain was so unbearable, I almost wanted to die so it would stop. It turns out I had encephalitis, inflammation of the brain.
https://www.atptour.com/en/news/ivo-karlovic-my-point-2019


Kevin Hang – Back on his skates after a bout with encephalitis
Kevin Hang is happy to put the hockey gear on again. He’s played hockey for half of his young life.
He’s part of the Junior Stars, but after being diagnosed with a rare form of encephalitis — he hasn’t played since November.
Today, his therapists at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital coordinated with Kevin’s coach and several of his teammates to have a skating birthday party for his seventh birthday.
https://www.1011now.com/content/news/Back-on-his-skates-after-a-bout-with-encephalytus-505473031.html:



Evie Moore’s paranoia was a warning sign of rare brain condition that left her hallucinating and fighting for life

A woman who became jealous and paranoid that her ex-boyfriend was chatting to other girls in fact had a rare brain condition that left her psychotic.
Evie Moore, 23, said she became ‘animalistic’ while in hospital, hallucinating that she was ‘the Messiah’ and even forgetting who her parents were.
She was diagnosed with encephalitis, a condition which causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy brain cells.
In the months leading up to her diagnosis at the end of 2015, the council worker, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, became ‘totally disorientated’.
She was rushed to hospital when she had a seizure in her parents living room, leading to doctors putting her in an induced coma, fighting for her life.
https://med.news.am/eng/news/20950/womans-paranoia-that-her-boyfriend-was-chatting-up-other-girls-was-actually-a-warning-sign-of-rare-brain-condition-that-left-her-hallucinating-and-fighting-for-life.html


 

For those who’ve followed Rylee Kinnett‘s story, today we honor her with a story that documents her encephalitis journey.
Click here to read about this amazing young woman. Rylee’s story

 

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