I was all wired up to so many different machines, it was so scary for me and my parents. After that point I don’t remember anything
I don’t really remember much of what happened, but I remember going in an ambulance for the first time – not for a good reason but I didn’t know any different.
Once I got to the hospital I remember forgetting my doll that I loved, so my dad went back to the house to get her. By the time he got back to the hospital I was all wired up to so many different machines, it was so scary for me and my parents. After that point I don’t remember anything.
I was very lucky to survive as the doctors didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did. I made a full recovery and I can’t thank the staff enough at Meningitis Now and all the staff, doctors and nurses that helped me make my full recovery not forgetting most of all my parents. I am so grateful to all the people that helped! I did have an after-effect from my meningitis and that was I lost hearing in one ear. I got treatment and have had a hearing aid for three years and my hearing is now as good as new.
Once I returned home I received a very special visit from the one and only Monty ! I felt so special that he came to my house; I remember I was in my PJ’s when he showed up. That’s when my journey started with Meningitis Now. After that my family and I got asked to go to all the family fun days. They were great. I got to meet so many people that also had meningitis and talk about our experiences.
When I leave school I would like to become a naval nurse, and I think having meningitis helped me decide that I wanted to become a nurse and to help unwell people. I hope to achieve my dream as I want to do exactly the same as the doctors did and help save lives.
That’s my story about my fight against meningitis.