A Shot in the Light for Canadian Families
Posted by Guest Column on Jul 19, 2011 at 06:28 AM
With a new vaccine, the end is in sight for deadly Meningitis B
In August of last year, soccer enthusiasts in Barrie, Ontario enjoyed an All Star Soccer Challenge that came with a bonus. Parents and athletes received information about deadly Meningococcal Meningitis and the prevention of this vicious disease through vaccination.
One honored guest at the event was Katie Grassie of Keswick, Ontario. Katie is the mother of Keaton Grassie, who contracted Meningitis at age nine, and a tireless advocate for Meningitis education.
Keaton, now a teenager, is in turn a tireless advocate for swimming and scooters – despite loosing both legs and suffering damage to his arms in his bout with what now is a preventable disease.More...
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