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My meningitis story

Michelle's story

Michelle's story

When Michelle Atkinson started feeling ill at work she thought it was probably flu. But the Bristol mother’s symptoms quickly worsened, leaving her life in danger. The 37-year-old lost a fifth .....

Joshua’s story

Joshua’s story

In September 2013, Jaime and her boyfriend were thrilled to find out they were expecting twins. They attended numerous scans and various other medical appointments and there were no concerns. Jaime pi.....

Callum’s story

Callum’s story

Little Callum Gillespie was a fit and healthy baby until at nine months old he contracted a deadly illness. His parents Sally and Rob feared the worst when Callum was rushed to hospital after the.....

Lucy's story

Lucy's story

Amanda Gray, of Nuneaton, saw her daughter Lucy contract Group B Streptococcal meningitis at just 10 days old in April 2014.“Lucy seemed a bit out of sorts” Amanda said. “She was sle.....

Alyssa’s story

Alyssa’s story

Rachel’s daughter Alyssa contracted early on-set Group B Streptococcal Infection at just 12 hours old. This led to meningitis and sepsis to all her limbs. She was admitted to Bristol Southmead H.....

Eve's story

Eve's story

Marina’s daughter Eve was just 6 when she contracted Meningitis B and septicaemia in February 2013. Thankfully, she went on to make a good recovery and win an award for 'Determination and Dedica.....

Sarah’s story

Sarah’s story

Tracey’s 15-year-old daughter Sarah, from Skegness in Lincolnshire, had a headache for three days before she was admitted to hospital. But her illness was pneumococcal meningitis and, just days .....

Amar’s story

Amar’s story

Amar, 25, from Luton, felt really cold and shaking and had a high temperature and sharp, painful headaches. He visited his local walk in centre, but then had to go straight to hospital, where he was d.....

Amelia's story

Amelia's story

Tara’s seven-month-old daughter Amelia Jane Luisa Winfield, from Horsham in West Sussex, had cold-like symptoms, a runny nose temperature and a loss of appetite. Her GP suggested Nurofen but the.....

Jonathan's Story

Jonathan's Story

Despite suffering severe complications and after effects following meningitis, Jonathan Brough continued pursuing his dream of becoming a filmmaker.   He wrote and Produced the film below during.....

Chloe’s story

Chloe’s story

Chloe, 23, of Manchester, contracted viral meningitis in September 2012 when she was 21. Her symptoms included drowsiness, severe headache, stomach pains, sensitivity to sound and noise, a stiff neck .....

Jane’s story

Jane’s story

The lack of understanding by some of the healthcare professionals she saw was really frustrating for Jane – one reason why she’s sharing her viral meningitis story. “I woke up at ab.....

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Our Young Ambassadors have all had their lives touched by meningitis, whether they have fought the disease themselves or seen a close friend or sibling affected. 

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