Real Stories of Meningitis

Meningococcal meningitis is rare, but it can destroy a life in less than 24 hours.1-3 That’s why parents and survivors have joined with Voices of Meningitis to share their inspirational and sometimes tragic stories. Select a video from our library to get started.


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Barbara speaks out against meningitis

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They thought he just had a virus

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To lose a child is a horrible thing

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I had a 2% chance of survival

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By Wednesday she was gone

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Related Links


  1. Apicella MA. Neisseria meningitidis. In: Mandell GL, Bennett JE, Dolin R, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 7th ed.
  2. Erickson LJ, De Wals P, McMahon J, Heim S. Complications of meningococcal disease in college students. Clin Infect Dis. 2001;33(5):737-739.
  3. Thompson MJ, Ninis N, Perera R, et al. Clinical recognition of meningococcal disease in children and adolescents. Lancet. 2006;367(9508):397-403.