Tianna was almost two, when she contacted life-threatening meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia. Fortunately, she went on to make a full recovery but still experiences some after-effects and received support and play therapy through Meningitis Now.
Her mother Kellyanne said:
“As a parent, watching your child go through meningitis and knowing you can't do anything to help is horrendous.
“Meningitis Now helped me and my son through all the stress and trauma. They have been with Tianna every step of the way and still are.
“As Tianna contracted a rare strain of the virus, I gave permission for her blood to be studied to help try and find a vaccine and also a test that detects meningitis earlier.
“That's why this charity is so important - they fight to help save lives. Meningitis kills faster than any other virus, so please help Tianna raise funds for this amazing charity.”
Tianna, Kellyanne and big brother, Tyler were joined by staff from Little Scamps After School Club and took part in the Lisburn Fun Run together.
“I always wanted Tianna to be able to get involved in fundraising herself. It was really important to us to do this as a family and help fight this horrible disease.”
To support Tianna and her family raise funds to fight meningitis and raise awareness, visit their Just Giving page here.