Meningitis in your words

Louise O'Neil's story

  • Location: England
  • Categories: Meningococcal
  • Age: Child 6-12
  • Relationship: Self
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Hearing problems
Louise O'Neil
Hi my name is Louise O'Neil. I had meningococcal disesease when I was 8 years old.  I was in a coma for two weeks. I am left with deafness in my left ear and the right ear is losing the hearing and will soon be needing two hearing aids

"It has taken me years to get over and I am still recovering"

I have also got scars about my body and I have knee and hip problems and suffer from bad head aches and am tired most of the time and I have memory loss.

It has taken me years to get over and I am still recovering and I am 27 and getting married .I also work full time as a carer witch is hard because I am always sore, but love my job.

Louise O' Neill
January 2014