Meningitis Awareness Week!

Meningitis is one of those illnesses that we all fear. Awareness has become the watch word and many campaigns have attempted to make us all aware of potential symptoms. Every Time a child is ill we furiously check for spots, stiff necks etc. From a personal perspective I know just how devastating it can be; several years ago now I attended a BBQ with some neighbours including a young family with two children. Just a short while later those children were left without their Mother when she died from this awful disease.

So when I was contacted by the Meningitis Research Foundation and asked to share this short video I was happy to agree. If after watching you’d like to support this cause then please visit http://www.meningitis.org/sign and add your support to this wonderful campaign.

4 Responses to Meningitis Awareness Week!

  1. Really pleased to see that you have supported this worthwhile cause, and published details and information about this awful illness.

    The more people that are aware of this the better.

    Well done Angel Eden for supporting this cause!

  2. So glad you have shown this.

    I have first hand experience of this. My Mum in her early sixties actually survived menegitis 2 years ago. She had severve headache, vomitting and diahorrea before going into a 2 and a half week coma. None of this was what we would have expected of this disease and def no rash whatsoever and we dont normally expect someone of her years to succumb. I spent every illness encountered by my children doing those checks and then it was Mum that got it. Goes to show, you never know where its going to strike. I am certainly very grateful and somewhat amazed she is still here. Even when she is moaning, Lol!

    • Hi Joy, I’m so pleased to hear that your Mum recovered, it must have been an awful time for you all.

      You are spot on though, it’s a disease we all have to be vigilant of whatever our age.

      Abi