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SUSANNAH CAHALAN

We are so delighted and proud to have the support from Susannah Cahalan, an American journalist who had anti-NMDS receptor encephalitis in 2009.

Since then Susannah has gone on to write an amazing book called Brain on Fire which is now a best seller and has even been made in to a movie Starring Chloë Grace Moretz and produced by Charlize Theron.

“The Eden Dora Trust is a wonderful organization and I completely support its mission to spread awareness about autoimmune encephalitis. I’m so thrilled that they consider my book something that will be helpful in their mission.”

An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.

When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?

  In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.  

Susannah’s book is available to buy from Amazon by clicking here.