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My meningitis story

Alex’s story

Alex’s story

Kelly’s youngest child Alex contracted bacterial meningitis at just 8 months of age. The soft spot on his head was very raised, he didn’t want to be touched and he was sensitive to sunligh.....

Caitlin’s story

Caitlin’s story

Caoimhe’s daughter Caitlin was just 11-months-old when she became ill with meningococcal septicaemia. The plucky youngster from Belfast battled through but now, some eight years later, Caitlin s.....

Charlie's story

Charlie's story

Baby Charlie had an unknown form of meningitis, but out of this traumatic experience his mum, Tina Carter from Norfolk, has sewn together a precious business opportunity. Here Tina recounts her’.....

Harriet's story

Harriet's story

Harriet Rose Pollard went from bad to verse as she recovered from viral meningitis and recounted her experience in a poem. The Surrey teenager, now 19, is nearly fully recovered, despite suffering s.....

Elise's Story

Elise's Story

Thirteen-month-old Elise was suffering from sickness, fever and lethargy in March 2014 before pneumococcal meningitis was diagnosed. But her story has a happy ending and mum Helen, of Cheltenham, want.....

Matt's Story

Matt's Story

Matt fell ill with meningococcal septicaemia at the age of 20. But the keen photographer fought back to overcome his after-effects of amputations and focus on a career in his chosen field.   Fou.....

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.....

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