Emilia Clarke awarded MBE for brain injury charity
Emilia Clarke awarded MBE for brain injury charity
Emilia Clarke awarded MBE for brain injury charity
by Ada Pelonia22 February 2024
Photo courtesy of @SameYouOrg/X (formerly Twitter)

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and her mother on Wednesday, February 21, were awarded Member of the British Order of the Empire (MBE) by Prince William for their charity work supporting brain injury recovery.

Emilia and Jennifer founded the SameYou organization which aims to work in developing better treatment for the survivors of brain injury and stroke.

“Well, it’s such an honor personally, but more importantly we started the charity because the consequences of brain injury are just so unknown,” Jennifer said of the award.

“I think people are really taking us more seriously and trying to figure out why we’re doing this to try and help other people who’ve been doing it for a lot longer than us make the changes that so desperately needed for people,” she added.

The mother of dragons, Emilia, said the MBE award was the “cherry on the cake.”

“You know, I’m going to go and get my photo taken because of this award and people are going to say, why is this person who we recognize got this award and we’re going to say it’s for brain injury recovery,” she said.

In 2019, Emilia wrote an essay in The New Yorker about surviving two life-threatening aneurysms amid the height of the “Game of Thrones” series.

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