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The Meningitis Foundation of America provides these stories so that families can share their experiences with meningitis. These stories are lengthy because in most cases, meningitis has increasing symptoms that intensify over the course of several hours and even days. Our contributors want to not only share their personal ordeal with meningitis but also show how these symptoms can be mistaken for other illnesses and even at times ignored completely. It is with your financial support that these families have a voice. Help us share more peoples stories and spread awareness of meningitis by making a tax-deductible donation today.


Matt Williams

Waynesboro, Virginia I JUST discovered the Meningitis Foundation of America, and think that it honestly is very powerful for those who have been touched personally by meningitis. I am one of those people. I'm a little...

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Carolyn Berger

My name is Carolyn Berger, I’m a 40 year old housewife, stay-at-home mom in Michigan and this is my story of surviving bacterial meningitis. In late February of 2002, I came down with a cold of the everyday variety. I...

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Noortje Nelemans

December 7, 1988 – January 5, 2010 Our daughter Noortje Nelemans moved into digs in September 2009. She had just spent her holidays together with her boyfriend in Crete, Greece, in July. They had a wonderful time together....

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McKenna Rose Winton

May 20, 2008 - June 23, 2008 Our daughter McKenna Rose was the light of our lives… she was the most beautiful baby girl ever. Sure, we were biased. But lots of other people said that too so I think it really is true....

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