Emily is a college student who begins experiencing many of the same symptoms Susannah did when she first became ill. Her illness ebbs and flows for several months while her father attempts to convince doctors to test her for anti-NMDA receptor autoimmune encephalitis. Finally, while Emily struggles with seizures, a neurologist agrees to test her after reading Susannah's New York Post article. Emily makes a full recovery, and her father credits Susannah's article for the fact that she survived.
Emily Character Timeline in Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
The timeline below shows where the character Emily appears in Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.