Survivor 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. 

Some of the people here have suffered through meningitis without any after effects. Others still carry its scars. But they all survived and their stories may inspire others to endure or their families to hope.

I contracted bacterial meningitis my freshman year in college.
I am a nine-year-old special needs child diagnosed with multiple disabilities.
Trevor's mother, Jessica, tells his story
I was diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia four years ago, when I was 13.
On Victoria Day, May 23, 2005 I awoke with a slight sore throat and felt a little tired.  I dismissed it as the result of a busy week getting ready for my son's church confirmation, while my…
Kaitlyn's parents, Jeff and Lisa, tell Kaitlyn's story
I've thought about writing my story for a long time now, and I have always decided it wasn't for anyone else to hear. Now I feel I want it read for my own reasons, mainly closure and to…
In the spring of 1992, I was attending Ryerson University in Toronto and living alone in a basement apartment in East York. Living away from my family in the Maritimes for the first time, struggling…
I just visited your site for the first time. I thought I could contribute my story of how I came in contact with meningitis a long time ago.
Brenda's sister, Patricia, tells Brenda's story. I am Brenda's elder sister.