"Overlooked Casualties: Jamie Schanbaum"
Report #109: As a 20-year-old undergraduate at the
University of Texas (Austin), Jamie Schanbaum was
hospitalized with meningococcal disease. She thinks it's
important that others understand what meningococcal
disease is and what it can do to a person. Reprinted with
permission of the author: Overlooked Casualties: Stories
of Families Affected by Vaccine-Preventable Diseases by
Tara Susan Haelle (MA dissertation, University of Texas at
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Memory of Ryan Milley"
#101: Frankie Milley, founder of Meningitis Angels, shares the devastating
account of the death of her only child, Ryan Wayne Milley.
|"The laughter of our hearts: Losing
a teen to a vaccine-preventable disease"
||Report #46: Joseph Kepferle's
father describes the pain of having a healthy college-aged son become ill and
die within 24 hours of meningococcal meningitis.
|"Ordinary college student shares
horror of meningitis"
||Report #33: Ryan Hockensmith, a
senior at Penn State majoring in journalism, writes about his three-week battle
with meningococcal meningitis.
||"Meningitis: Big dread on campus"
||Report #25: Cadet John Fuller at
the Virginia Military Institute describes how, within two days, he went from
feeling fine to being in the intensive care unit, fighting meningococcemia.