Supporting families through difficult times is a vital part of our work, requiring professionals available 24 hours a day to talk to people when they need it the most. ‚ÄúComing home was the biggest challenge, going from 24 hour care to an empty house‚Ä¶that was when Tina from the Meningitis Research Foundation stepped in and gave us so much support and reassurance.‚Äù Sonia Whymark, mother of 16 month old son who contracted meningitis. Help us support many more parents like Sonia in 2009.
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‚ÄúMy beautiful bubbly, vibrant 16 months old toddler became sick with gastroenteritis and ended up in intensive care with meningitis for two weeks. This was the most horrific experience of my life. Coming home was the biggest challenge, going from 24 hour care to an empty house‚Ä¶that was when Tina from the Meningitis Research Foundation stepped in and gave us so much support and reassurance.‚Äù Ben is now having weekly physio to help with his walking‚Ä¶the future is starting to look brighter.‚Äù Sonia Whymark Mandy Barkway turned to the Foundation‚Äôs helpline when her son contracted meningitis: ‚ÄúI have never been so frightened in all my life‚Ä¶it is every parent‚Äôs worst nightmare to hear these words. The helpline team were so kind and helpful to me at one of the worst times of my life.‚Äù Help us support more people like Sonia and Mandy, who have been affected by meningitis and septicaemia and are struggling to come to terms with the devastations of these diseases. In 2007 our Freefone 24 hour helpline took over 12,000 calls. Our support work is confidential and fully accredited. Any donation however small could help support a family at time in their life when they need it most. Funds raised by this campaign will support home visits, our befriending network, member support days held all around the country, as well as e-befriending service and in-depth telephone support. Your donation is really important to us!
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