Mollie Gobey

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

Mollie G

Young Ambassador

Hi, I’m Mollie. I have a very close relationship with Meningitis Now as when I was five, I contracted bacterial meningitis.

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.

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    Fiona Y

    Young Ambassador

    Hi, I’m Fiona. I had meningitis when I was 15, on 4 October 2011; it was just a normal school day. However, that was about to change.

  • Kiera W


    Young Ambassador

    Hello, my name is Kiera. Many years before I was born, my parents had their first child, Dominic. Dominic contracted meningitis B at a very young age, shortly after he won his battle with cancer.

  • Olivia Geary


    Young Ambassador

    Hi, I’m Livvy. My meningitis story begins with my nephew Jack, now aged 8. When Jack was two years old, he became extremely pale and weak after he had been unwell at a children’s party a few hours previous.

  • Young Ambassador day

    Matt W

    Young Ambassador

    Hi, I’m Matt. In August 2012 I became a Young Ambassador for Meningitis Now. The Young Ambassador’s role is to promote Meningitis Now to young people, and this is a huge challenge.