I still feel as passionate as ever about helping to raise awareness and funds and am proud to represent Meningitis Now as a Community Ambassador
Community ambassadorHi, I’m Holly. I first became familiar with meningitis when my mum contracted it on 14th April 2012.
Community ambassadorIn January 2001, my daughter, Helen, died from meningococcal septicaemia aged 18 while in her first year at university. A friend from Helen’s school, Richard Murphy, also died from meningitis seven weeks later at another university.
Community ambassadorI lost my husband, Kevin, to meningococcal septicaemia in January 2000, just five hours after being admitted to hospital. I have been supported by Meningitis Now ever since.
In December 2010, I thought I was coming down with a cold. On December 21, I went to bed early and in the early hours of the morning I was vomiting, had diarrhoea, felt cold and had muscle and joint pain