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My meningitis story

Thomas's story

Thomas's story

A BRIGHTON couple, who in April 2013 watched marathon runners on the sea front from hospital whilst their son fought back from meningitis, will compete in the same race in 2014. Andy, Emily and Thoma.....

Mason's story

Mason's story

On Christmas Day 2011, one year old Mason should have been opening his presents with his family. Instead, Mason’s mum, Lauren, woke to find her son so ill that he had to be taken to hospital. In.....

Heidii-Mea’s Story

Heidii-Mea’s Story

In December 2011, Zoe’s daughter Heidii-Mea was not even a week old when she fell ill and was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. After a stay in hospital, she was well enough to return home, b.....

Tess's Story

Tess's Story

"I met Tess at university – I was very nervous on my first day, I didn’t know anybody else on my course and one of my biggest worries was settling in somewhere completely new. Tess Hallam .....

Ashley's story

Ashley's story

Ashley was a typical fun-loving mischievous boy who filled the hearts of so many people with so much love. I am so proud and honoured to be his mum. He was a ray of sunshine who just glowed with love .....

Marshall's story

Marshall's story

Brave Marshall fell ill with meningitis just days after his first birthday, causing him to lose both his hands and legs to septicaemia. His family and friends have rallied round to raise tens of .....

Brachann's story

Brachann's story

In February this year Brachann Davies, from Cardiff, was at university when she started to experience flu-like symptoms such as aches and pains, an excruitiating headache and sensitivity to light. Aft.....

Rebecca's story

Rebecca's story

Rebecca Williams fell ill with meningitis when she was 21 weeks pregnant, which initially caused confusion with doctors who thought she had a migrane. She thankfully pulled through but wants there to .....

Alexandra's story

Alexandra's story

Alexandra Hird was just a normal student revising for her exams when she fell ill with meningitis. She shares her story and explains how the illness changed her life. At the time of my diagnosis it w.....

Mark's story

Mark's story

In September 2012, Mark Shore, from Oswestry, began feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms. When his partner saw how ill he was, she made him to go to the doctors. The GP sent him straight to hospital .....

Kadyn's story

Kadyn's story

Nikki Busby was looking forward to her son Kadyn's first Christmas when the tot was struck down with meningitis. Here heartbroken Nikki shares her story. Sadly our baby son Kadyn did not get to see h.....

Steve's story

Steve's story

When Steve Drew started suffering from an intense headache his doctor thought he was concussed after picking up a knock playing rugby but Steve had contracted pneumococcal meningitis. Here he tells hi.....

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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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