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Here you will find stories told by survivors of Meningococcal Disease, or their families, or stories told by families who have lost a loved one to the Disease.

Each one is different. Each one is moving. Each one tells how important early diagnosis and treatment is for this disease.

If you are moved to help after reading these, please click on our donation button to ensure that we can continue to make a difference in their lives with our support programme.


Tammy’s story

On Sunday the 10th November 2013 I watched my partner play baseball at 9.30am then went swimming for 45 minutes at a public pool. I

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Brody’s Story

THE HURRICANE – OUR FIGHT AGAINST MENINGOCOCCAL B MENINGITIS From the moment he entered this world the Hurricane bought with him an energy quite unlike one I’d

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Alex’s Story

ALEX- Even now, nine months later, not a day goes by without me re-living the horror of his illness nor admonishing myself for having not

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STEF’s Story

On Sunday 8th January, after a long weekend celebrating Mums Birthday, a few friends and I went to the local Byford Pub for dinner. I

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Karen’s Story

A man in white asked me, “Where are you?”  I didn’t know!“What day is it?”  I didn’t know!“You have Meningococcal Septicaemia – how did you

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Tay’s Story

TAY’S STORY –  A SECOND CHANCE: SURVIVING MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE Three and a half year old Tay is all smiles despite the major surgery he has

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Lisa’s Story

On June 12, 2000 I was working overseas at the Royal London hospital when I began to feel acutely dizzy. Just after midday, I reported

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Jess’s story

New Year’s celebrations carried extra poignancy for the Wernli family this year (2012) after they came close to losing 18-year-old Jessica to meningococcal disease. Neither

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