Every SECOND counts. If you suspect meningitis, GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY. Call or see your doctor / Call an ambulance / Get to a hospital.

Lisa's Story (for Tesh)

Lisa and Mark lost their beautiful 18 year old daughter, Letitia (Tesh) to meningococcal C on 24 July 2012. The disease struck quickly and took hold of her body so rapidly that there was little the medical specialists could do.

Lisa shared her story with that's life! magazine to help people understand just how quickly meningococcal C  and meningitis can strike, to raise awareness of the symptoms and urge parents, family members and friends to seek medical attention fast should they be concerned about someone they love. 

Tesh lost her brave battle, but gave a wonderfult gift to others through organ donation.

Click on the links below to read the magazine article:

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