Category Archives: Survivor Stories

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 just endured on his right leg. “The surgery was painful and scary for Tay, but he really enjoys the novelty of staying at the hospital,” says his mum, Kate. “He…
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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 to the sister in charge that I could not stand up any longer and needed to go home. Aaron was relaxing after his day time sleep when I returned home,…
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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 Jessica nor her mother Andrea recognised the symptoms of the potentially deadly disease when she first became ill in mid-December, and they almost delayed too long in seeking medical help.…
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