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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.

Ava Dorrans

Ava Dorrans

13 August 2012

Meningitis Research Foundation is sorry to hear that Ava Dorrans, three-month old daughter of West Bromwich Albion footballer Graham Dorrans is in intensive care in hospital with meningitis. We join family and friends in wishing her a good recovery.

Chris Head, Chief Executive adds:

“This case demonstrates how meningitis and septicaemia can strike anyone, of any age, at any time and why MRF continually campaigns to raise awareness of the symptoms, fund vital research and support those affected. We need everyone’s help if we are going to deliver our vision of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia.

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Evie Lawlor
Group A streptococcal
Group A streptococcal at 19 months

We are so grateful to everyone for helping save our little girl

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