In 2016, Tracy’s son Will was a high school senior and star soccer player when he thought he was coming down with the flu. Sometime later, Tracy noticed a purple rash forming on Will’s skin. She took his temperature and when she saw he had a fever over 105, she rushed John to the hospital. Doctors were ready to send Will home after a full day of treatment with a saline drip but noticed he had extremely low blood pressure. They instead sent him to the ICU and later diagnosed him with meningococcal disease. He spent a week in the hospital undergoing treatment. Ironically, Will had been planning to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease the following week. Now Will and Tracy work to raise awareness of meningococcal disease and its symptoms.