HLN will air an episode on autoimmune encephalitis as part of their series “Something’s Killing Me,” on August 27, 9 p.m. EST. The show will feature the experiences of Susannah Cahalan, Emily Gavigan, and Madison Jensen. We are pleased that AEA had the privilege of helping CNN answer questions about the disease and make introductions to guests who were willing to share their stories. John Spencer, Executive Director of AEA, states, “We, as a patient advocacy organization, were thrilled to play a small role in the creation of this show. Any profiles or stories that present AE in a manner that raises awareness can only benefit patients and physicians. Knowing that respected media outlets CNN and HLN are producing the show gives a gravitas and importance to how difficult this disease can be for patients, caregivers, and their families. We appreciate the significant work by CNN, and the selflessness of those who volunteered to share the most personal of stories.”
Please mark your calendars and share this announcement with your friends and family! We don’t want you to miss this opportunity for learning about how this rare disease affected the lives of three wonderful young women, and many other people we all know and love!
Thank you Susannah, Emily, and Madison for being ambassadors for AE awareness! A special thank you to CNN producer Darran Foster for his involving AEA.
Post by Lynn Chapman