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The Becky Werner Meningitis Foundation
June 21, 2011

I met Bob and Dee at the Second Annual PALs meeting, where I was a meningitis survivor and Dee told me their daughter had died from the disease.
The three of us began corresponding and they, like I, find it hard to believe that people can see the devastation, caused by meningitis and still think the vaccine is unimportant.

I am in the middle of writing a book about a cop, who is shot and paralyzed in the line of duty. Things, I've learned from both the Meningitis Angels, as well as Bob and Dee, have allowed me to introduce a teenaged character, who lost her hand and hobby (softball) to Meningitis and then allow the cop to encourage her to find another hobby....She learns she can write with her, formerly, non-dominant hand, as well as she could with the hand, she lost. She even learns to draw!!

With the memory of someone else, whom I met at the same meeting, where I met the Werners, I would like to allow that to show other meningitis survivors that meningitis doesn't have to be the end of living.
I do, however, wish it didn't take so many lives!






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Bob and Dee have helped me, financially and I greatly appreciate it.

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I don't think I have the exprertise to change a thing, here. Although I am a (now) 40-year meningitis survivor, Bob and Dee know more about these things than I, because my survival began, when I was ten and I didn't learn that, unlike other viruli, a meningitis survivor doesn't become immune to the disease until I asked Dee.

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Volunteer & Began to inform college-aged kids that they need to innoculated against the threat of meningitis.