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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.


Carolyn Berger

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...

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McKenna Rose Winton

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...

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