19 December 2013
Two of the charity’s best known families and friends are featured in a new and very moving Facebook campaign called Real Voices. Part of the Meningitis Keep Watching
page, Laurie Wright talks about the loss of his friend Ryan Sweatman at university while Sharon Catt shares her daughter, Maisie’s story. The winter months are a peak time for cases of meningitis and septicaemia and Real Voices aims to remind parents they must remain vigilant of the symptoms.
Real Lives is part of the joint charity and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Facebook campaign, Meningitis Keep Watching. It reminds parents; not all children are not vaccinated against all types of meningitis and encourages them to know the symptoms as it could save a life.
Ryan was in his first year of university when he contracted meningitis, a high-risk time for teenagers and young adults who are the second most at-risk group for meningitis. It’s vital they and their friends know the signs and symptoms and act fast when they suspect serious illness. Watch and share this Meningitis Real Voices film.
Ryan Sweatman’s friend Laurie Wright was so devastated by the loss of his friend at university he has become an Ambassador for us. Now, with Gina - Ryan’s mum's - blessing, he has made a very moving short film about that dreadful time for the Meningitis Keep Watching Facebook campaign Real Lives.
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