Sue’s nephew Evan was a pre-med student at Georgia Southwestern University and a pitcher for their baseball team. On a Wednesday morning in March 1998, Evan called his mother, Lynn, to say he had a terrible migraine headache. Hours later, he was in intensive care. Unfortunately one complication followed another – extremely low blood pressure, lung and liver damage, amputation of all his limbs, seizures, and finally, irreversible brain damage. Evan died 26 days later. Sue and her family were not aware that adolescents are at increased risk for contracting meningococcal disease and that it is potentially vaccine-preventable.