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meningitis & septicaemia can kill in hours!

People who are faced with meningitis and septicaemia have to act fast to help save a life.

Jessica Goodall

Meningococcal disease at 2

Meningococcal disease

My daughter Jessica had a rash all over her body, identical to chicken pox, so we kept her off from her child minder.

Later that day me and Jessica were visiting my mum and dad's house, when Jessica stopped breathing on me, as if she was choking. I had to give mouth to mouth, and she started to breathe again. An ambulance was on the way.

When the doctors at the hospital examined her they said it was chicken pox, so we left.

Later that afternoon Jessica still wasn't herself so we took her to the hospital again. We had a different doctor examine her and within 30 minutes they were treating Jessica for meningococcal septicaemia.

After ten days in hospital Jessica made a full recovery, but has behaviour problems and lack of concentration.

CHRIS GOODALL
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