MY Experience

  • Jemima

    Jemima's experience

    When Jemima woke up not feeling well she simply thought she was sufering from flu. In reality the university student had contracted bacterial meningitis.

    Scarlett Mills 10th March 2017
  • Hannah S

    Hannah S's Story

    Hannah thought she was just hungover, but her mum recognised her symptoms as the early signs of meningitis and rushed her to hospital.

    Helen 2nd February 2017
  • Alisha B

    Michaela's experience

    Michaela had no idea that her daughter Alisha was unwell, and only found out after she died that she had contracted a deadly type of meningitis called Men C.

    Helen 14th October 2016
  • Abigail

    Abigail's experience

    Abi had a nine day stay in intensive care when she caught meningitis in March 2016. As well as many physical symptoms, she experienced terrifying hallucinations and nightmares, brought on by ICU Psychosis

    Helen 7th June 2016
  • Georgia A

    Georgia's experience

    In September last year, 23-year-old Georgia was travelling the world. Going it alone with just a rucksack on her back, she was filled with enthusiasm, excitement and the desire to explore

    26th January 2016
  • Ashleigh B

    Ashleigh’s experience

    Ashleigh had to make some life changing decisions after contracting pneumococcal meningitis in November last year

    23rd January 2016
  • Mollie

    Mollie’s experience

    On 20 October, Mollie wasn’t feeling in great shape, feeling tired and achy, but carried on with her daily routine and headed off to college

    5th December 2015
  • Bronwyn

    Bronwyn's experience

    When Bronwyn was 17 years old she contracted meningococcal septicaemia which had a huge effect on the rest of her life

    29th October 2015
  • Jemma

    Jemma’s experience

    Jemma was in her second year at university, studying for a degree in Law when she contracted meningococcal group Y meningitis and encephalitis

    23rd October 2015
  • Jamie Leigh

    Jamie-Leigh’s experience

    Jamie-Leigh had just completed her GCSE’s when she contracted viral meningitis in 2012

    22nd October 2015
  • Charlotte Stuart

    Charlotte S’s experience

    University of Cambridge student Charlotte was like any other 19-year-old fresher studying Architecture. She was independent; working part time, studying, living with friends and enjoying uni life.

    21st October 2015
  • Ollie Towler Jones

    Ollie's experience

    Ollie was just 18 when he was tragically and unexpectedly killed by meningococcal group W (Men W) meningitis

    21st October 2015
  • Emily S

    Emily's experience

    Unfortunately many meningitis experiences don’t have a happy ending

    20th October 2015
  • Charlotte H

    Charlotte H’s experience

    Charlotte had just returned to university when she contracted meningococcal group W (Men W) meningitis

    20th October 2015
  • Harriet

    Harriet’s experience

    Harriet hadn’t been feeling quite right for a while so decided to take a week off from uni. After getting herself checked out, she was told she could be suffering with diabetes or anemia

    19th October 2015
  • Teygan

    Teygan’s experience

    Teygan was in his first year studying Russian at Manchester University when meningitis took his life

    19th October 2015
  • Shaney

    Shaney’s experience

    Shaney’s experience with viral meningitis left her feeling shocked and confused as she was unable to remember what had happened to her

    19th October 2015
  • Ellie

    Ellie’s experience

    Just as she was starting university, Ellie lost her ‘genuine, hilarious and intelligent’ 19-year-old best friend, Lauren to meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning)

    19th October 2015