Julie Green

Our mission as a family is to teach people as much as possible about this disease to help prevent people suffering from these terrible after affects

Julie Green

Community ambassador

Hello, my name is Julie Green. In January 2012 my son Louie contracted meningococcal septicaemia at the age of 5 months old. He spent 11 weeks in hospital, two of which were in intensive care, and ended up having both legs below the knees and the fingers on his left hand amputated.

He showed signs of a tummy upset for about seven hours before the classic rash appeared and he became floppy and grey.

Our mission as a family is to teach people as much as possible about this disease to help prevent people suffering from these terrible after affects.

  • Holly M

    Holly McNaughton

    Community ambassador

    Hi, I’m Holly. I first became familiar with meningitis when my mum contracted it on 14th April 2012.

  • Anne Cadden

    Anne Cadden

    Community ambassador

    In 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.

  • Lesley Leaver

    Lesley Leaver

    Community ambassador

    I 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. 

  • Anne Gaston

    Anne Gaston

    Community ambassador

    My son is now 21, but when he was six months old, he was rushed to hospital with suspected meningitis. Thankfully it turned out not to be meningitis, but it made me realise how little I knew about this devastating disease