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Matthew's story

Matthew's story

When twenty-year-old University of Nottingham fresher Matthew, an international student from the Bahamas, woke up shivering in November, he assumed it was just the cold. But when he passed out he knew.....

Cian's story

Cian's story

Nine-month-old Cían, from Craigavon in Armagh, had a high temperature, cried when he was lifted and had cold hands and feet. The out of hours doctor put the symptoms down to teething but 12 hou.....

Mariah's story

Mariah's story

Today is the fifth anniversary of the death of baby Mariah from meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia. Her heartbroken mother Jodie takes up the story:  “My daughter Mariah was 13 month.....

Evan's story

Evan's story

When Kay’s 3-year-old son Evan complained he was feeling unwell and was burning up, they tucked him up in bed with them to keep a closer eye on him. But when they noticed a rash they called an a.....

Addison’s story

Addison’s story

A year ago three-week-old Addison became very poorly and was rushed to hospital. His mother, Racheal, takes up the story. “A year ago I woke up to find my three- week-old baby boy so poorly. Ad.....

Matthew's story

Matthew's story

Matthew, from Cornwall, was just five and a half months old when he came down with meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in April 2007. He was left with a range of after-effects, including sensory .....

Sebastian's story

Sebastian's story

Victoria and Dale’s son Sebastian was barely a week old when he fell ill. Unable to sleep with worry Victoria rang 111 at 3am, expecting to be told not to worry. Instead she was told to bring Se.....

Freddie's story

Freddie's story

Nine-week-old Freddie was floppy and unresponsive. His mum Jennifer rang 111 who told them to go straight to A and E, where they were seen immediately. After tests Freddie was diagnosed with e-coli me.....

George's story

George's story

Emma and her parents were looking forward to taking 10-month-old George on his first holiday abroad. But their trip turned into a nightmare when George became ill and sadly died soon after they arrive.....

Andrew's story

Andrew's story

Meningitis took Andrew, Kerry’s youngest brother, in a matter of hours in June 2013. Here Kerry shares their story. “Andrew was my youngest brother, he was my hero. He was a healthy young.....

Haydn's story

Haydn's story

After a brave fight, 10-year-old Haydn sadly died from bacterial meningitis in June 2011. His mum, Jeanette, from Salisbury, tells their story. "On Monday May 9th I woke Haydn up for school at 7.30am.....

Hazel's story

Hazel's story

Hazel, from Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, contracted group B streptococcal disease as a one-month-old baby in 1995. Here she records the impact the disease has on her life. “I have had meningiti.....

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