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Kathleen Hawkins talks about losing her legs when she was at university

Gina talks about losing two sons to meningitis

Ben Etheridge, contracted Group B meningococcal disease (meningitis and septicaemia) at the age of three and is coping with the after effects of the disease

Sarah Lockey talks how having amputations as a result of meningococcal septicaemia has affected her daughter's life

Daraine talks about how losing her legs to meningococcal septicaemia has affected her life

Brian Cavanagh talks about losing his daughter, Elizabeth, to meningitis

Matthew Willis talks about the effect that severe brain damage caused by pneumococcal meningitis has had on his son, Sam, and his family

Melinda talks about how having meningitis and septicaemia at 10 months has affected her daughter, Amelia

Viv was in a coma for 12 weeks and lost both legs from the knee down, as well as her fingers and the use of one hand

Sue talks about how meningococcal meningitis severely affected her son, Cieran

Charlotte lost her lower arms and legs to meningitis and septicaemia. Mother Jenny talks about Charlotte's illness and how it has affected her daughter and the rest of the family

Janine Dunbar talks about her son contracting pneumococcal meningitis

Laura and Michael Mittelman talk about the loss of their daughter, Alice, to pneumococcal meningitis

Lesley talks to Meningitis Research Foundation about the effects that having meningitis has had on her life

Robbie Jones contracted meningococcal disease at 21 months resulting in his left leg being amputated below the knee, the right leg above the knee and the loss of fingers on his left hand

Heather talks about contracting meningococcal septicaemia when she was 12 resulting in lower leg amputations and skin scarring

Bridget McCann from the Northern Ireland travelling community talks of the loss of Michael when he was just two years of age

Gemma Baxter talks of the worst two weeks of her life when her son, Matthew, contracted meningococcal Group B meningitis at the age of 13 months

Jo talks to Meningitis Research Foundation about the severe effects that meningococcal meningitis has had on her son, Jack

Viv was in a coma for 12 weeks and lost both legs from the knee down, as well as her fingers and the use of one hand. Richard talks from a husband's perspective about coping with Viv's illness

George Lane talks about being affected multiple times by meningitis

Nikki talks about having and recovering from meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia