Meningitis in your words

Keelan Christopher King's story

  • Location: UK
  • Categories: Meningococcal
  • Age: Toddler 1-3
  • Outcome: Bereavement
Keelan Christopher King
My 18 month old son Keelan passed away on 22 February 2001 of meningococcal septicaemia.

The doctor came to house and checked keelan over and was told a virus. Within hours my son had passed away. The rash was the last symptom to appear while in A and E.

Bethan King
July 2007
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