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Friend of Sara, died of meningococcal disease | Pennsylvania

Back in March 2007, my friend, Sara, woke up one day with the flu, or at least that’s what the hospital said. After the hospital sent her home, she went back two more times that day for help. They assured her that she just had a bad case of the flu and would feel better tomorrow. Well tomorrow never came; she ended up dying that night at 10:20 in her bed.


Parent of a meningococcal disease victim | Texas

My 35 year old son was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and died on February 11, 2009, 36 hours after entering the hospital. He lived in Dayton, Texas, and was taken to Herman Memorial hospital in Humble. I don’t believe this news was made public in the area. His name was Shawn. I feel that everyone should be made aware; it is such a dreadful and dangerous disease.


Child of a meningococcal disease victim | Georgia

When I was in the 1st grade my father, who was never sick woke up one morning feeling nauseated. He decided to go ahead into work in San Francisco. As the morning progressed, he got worse and was admitted to the hospital. Unfortunately, as the afternoon turned to evening, he died. He was 31 years old, had never had a serious illness and just got sick and died all in one day. Needless to say we were all in shock, especially when we were told they were not sure what caused his death. We didn’t even have a chance to tell him goodbye. We returned home from the funeral to a Christmas tree with presents for our dad still under the tree. It was almost a week before we learned of the reason being Spinal Meningitis, something we had never heard of. During that week my mother had to make…  read more

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