Meningitis in your words

Livia Wilson's story

  • Location: UK
  • Categories: Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: Teenager
  • Relationship: Other relative
  • Outcome: Bereavement
  • After effects: None
Livia Wilson
Livia was an outgoing 19 year old, who loved socialising, going clubbing, going to festivals, going on holidays. One day she felt unwell, just complained of a headache and so took a couple of paracetamols and went to bed and never woke up. Sadly it took 16 weeks after the initial cause of death was declared unknown to perform 100s of tests before meningitis was found to be the cause. Our family is devastated by her loss and like other families would not wish this on anyone else.

Devastating, please know the symptoms, follow guidance on vaccines some of which are needed privately, raise awareness of this disease so more is done.

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