Meningitis in your words

Monique Hopgood-Willis's story

  • Location: USA
  • Categories: Pneumococcal, Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: Toddler 1-3
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Epilepsy - Seizures (Fits), Learning difficulties, Scarring - skin damage, Other
Monique Hopgood-Willis
Monique Hopgood-Willis - Meningitis in your words
I contracted bacterial meningitis at two and a half years old. I slipped into a coma for two weeks. The doctors told my parents I wasn't going to make it and if I did, I would be severely handicapped.

I did make it but had to relearn everything. I have scarring on the brain, epilepsy, and severe cognitive impairments. I may not remember but my body does! I have struggles but I thank God to be alive. I'm  a student studying neuroscience so I can understand the brain better!

Monique  Hopgood-Willis
October 2023

My experience has been complicated not knowing a lot of answers, I would say ask questions!

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