To allow CoMO members to get to know one another better and explain exactly what it is they do as a charity, we are collecting presentations from each member that wishes to contribute and displaying them below. Please take a look and feel free to get in touch if you are interested in sharing your story.
Watch this video to learn about Jorge and Puri Megías’ story, how they sadly lost their daughter, Irene, to meningitis B and how it led to the creation of the Fundación Irene Megías Contra la Meningitis.
The Emily Stillman Foundation was created in 2014 in memory of Emily Nicole Stillman. Emily was a beautiful 19 year old sophomore at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when in February of 2013 she died from Serogroup B of Meningococcal Disease. The mission of The Emily Stillman Foundation is to raise awareness for Meningococcal Disease as well as organ/tissue donation. The goal of The Foundation is to create a world where Meningococcal Disease is eradicated and there is no longer a waiting list for those in need of an organ transplant. In addition to raising awareness, The Foundation organizes and sponsors vaccination clinics.
The Meningitis Centre
The Meningitis Centre, based in Perth, Australia, was set up by its Chairman, Bruce Langoulant, and Ambassador. Professor Fiona Stanley, in 1992. This video tells the story of Bruce's daughter, Ashleigh, and the story of Adam Selwood, an ambassador of the charity that survived meningitis and went on to become a professional football player for the West Coast Eagles. To find out more about what the organisation does and why you can also download their information flyer.
Rose set up Meningitis Awareness Key to prevention after losing her daughter, MaryJo, to meningitis. This video tells Rose and MaryJo's story and the work that Rose now does to raise awareness of the disease and to prevent others from suffering its effects.
The Meningitis Research Foundation has been saving lives in the UK and beyond for more than 25 years. Read this brochure to find out the story so far, successes along theway, and plans for the future.
The Dylan McNeil Foundation was set up by Sabrina McNeil after her son, Dylan, died from pneumococcal meningitis one day shy of his second birthday. Last year on World Meningitis Day Sabrina was on the news describing her story. Every other year the Foundation also runs a fundraiser called 'Dutch Day for Dylan', you can download the leaflet here to find out more.
After the death of her son, Michael Longo, from meningitis, Kathryn Blain drew together individuals from around Canada to form the Meningitis Research Foundation Canada. This video tells the story of the creation of the Foundation and shows what they are doing now to raise awareness and combat meningitis in Canada.
The Aby zyc Foundation, based in Poland, have created a presentation to give an update on their latest activities. Download their presentation to learn about how they have built successful campaigns around tick-borne encephalities and pneumococcus. To download their presentation please click here.