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Simon Cowell Favourite Overcomes Brain Condition to run London Marathon

A Britain’s Got Talent star who was described by Simon Cowell as “incredible” and “stunning” is running the Virgin Money London Marathon as one of its Celebrity Runners to raise awareness of a devastating brain condition that left her immobile and unable to speak.

Aliki Chrysochou, 29, contracted Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain, whilst a student in Sheffield, but recovered to wow the judges on Britain’s Got Talent, where she was a semi-finalist in 2013, with her composure, courage, and beautiful singing.

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Brain Injury Can Now Be Recorded In The Personal Child Health Record

The latest version of the Personal Child Health Record (also known as the PCHR or ‘red book’), the national standard health and development record given to parents/carers at a child’s birth, now includes a section for recording accidents or injuries that need medical attention. This will allow mild, moderate and severe brain injuries to be recorded which will facilitate essential long-term monitoring post-injury.

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UKABIF welcomes enquiries from the media. We are able to provide information about all aspects of acquired brain injury as well as experts in the field to talk about topical issues. Please call 0845 6080788 or 07903887655.