In Memoriam Stories

Here is where you can send your story about your experience related to meningitis. Send us your story to and we will review it and post it on this page. 

These stories are of children and young adults who have died of meningitis and septicemia. Over and above the common cause of death is the speed, the moments it seems, between the first symptoms and last breath and the extraordinary need to be more aware of this disease. The stories are here to help survivors - parents and grandparents - deal with the aching grief and to ease the suffering of others with the knowledge that they are not alone.

A Grief Journey

Read A Grief Journey shared with permission from Sandy Peckinpah..

My daughter Kira was 18 months old when she passed away from meningitis in 2000.
It was 10 days from Elijah really telling us he was sick, to him passing away.
Below story shared with permission from Sandy Peckinpah...
Daughter, Twin, Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, Sister-in-law. Shelley was all that and as beautiful on the inside as she was out. From the first signs of something being seriously wrong, until her last…