Understanding Hashimoto's Encephalopathy 2016 Edition:
An Expanded and Updated Guide For Patients, Families, and Caregivers
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Free  Download – Awareness Ribbons

In April of 2015, a HESA volunteer created a draft version of the red and zebra “HE awareness” ribbon inspired by the color scheme shared by a fellow HE/SREAT patient, Sharon W.M. The eye catching red and zebra print design caught on and the concept has been adopted by other groups as well.

This design represents that HE/SREAT is thought-to-be a rare disease (indicated by the zebra print) and the red captures the possible vascular component of the disease. The red also embodies the passion of HE/SREAT patients and the “heart” of the community surrounding these patients.

These ribbons by Lisa Foley are beautifully simple and elegant. Please show your support for HE/SREAT patients, families, and caregivers by proudly displaying these ribbons on your social media or website. Add a comment below to tell us where you used your HE awareness ribbon.

plain HE awareness ribbon

plain HE awareness ribbon

Hashimoto's (Autoimmune) Encephalopathy awareness ribbon

Hashimoto’s (Autoimmune) Encephalopathy awareness ribbon

"I Support Someone with Hashimoto's (Autoimmune) Encephalopathy"

“I Support Someone with Hashimoto’s (Autoimmune) Encephalopathy”

HESA awareness ribbon

HESA awareness ribbon



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AE Alliance
"The Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance promotes collaboration to improve care, find a cure and create community so that no one faces autoimmune encephalitis alone.

The Encephalitis Society
"The Encephalitis Society is an International organization providing information and support for all causes of Encephalitis."

Encephalitis Global
"Encephalitis Global is a U.S.A. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2005 as an alliance connecting encephalitis survivors and caregivers around the world."

Scientific literature is growing at a rate of more than 2 new articles every single minute. It is impossible for scientists to consume and understand the rapidly expanding ocean of biomedical literature. You can help biomedical researchers find the information they need to discover cures faster.

"Connecting Rare Disease Patients Globally"

"Alone we are rare. Together we are strong.®"

Contact a Family
"For families with disabled children."

Madison's Foundation Provides information about rare diseases and connects parents whose children have the same rare disease.

NIH Health Hotline
Toll-free numbers from the National Library of Medicine's Health Hotlines Database.

HE Notebook - Wordpress Site
A great blog of an HE patient with a trove of information, personal stories, and links to medical studies.