Meningitis Now
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Nearly three weeks ago I lost my beautiful daughter to meningitis. She would have been five in December. Her funeral is a week on Wednesday. As you can imagine my world has been torn apart. She began throwing up at 10am by 10.40pm she was gone. I can't explain the pain this has caused me and my family. She was so precious. A truly wonderful little girl. The past three weeks has been a testament to that as it has touched so many people. If I could swap with her I would with no hesitation. She was everything descent about this world.

Now we are trying to plan her funeral. A day in which she would be proud. But the heart ache and pain is to much to comprehend.

If there is a heaven they have a new beautiful angel in there ranks.

This disease is so aggressive the speed in which she was taken, even the doctors were in shock. No family should ever have to go through this. When time has past and we try to rebuild our lives I will do as much as I can to make sure this doesn't happen any more.

A loving father


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I am so very very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Jo


I am truly really sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this horrific time. Heartbreaking. Meningitis Now are a fantastic charity please use them for all the help and support you need x


Dear Daniel, I am so sorry for your loss. Meningitis is a scary disease that sneaks up on us and it ruins lives. I wish you all the strength to farewell your daughter & please do contact meningitis now, by phone, if you feel up to it. They will be able to give you support and perhaps put you in touch with other parents. I lost my mum to meningitis in July this year. The healing is still in progress I cannot imagine your pain losing a beautiful child. 😓

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Daniel, I can't begin to comprehend how you and your family must be feeling - devastated comes to mind. My heart is breaking for you, to lose a beautiful child is beyond understanding. My love and prayers to you all. Lizzy x



I've just read your post. Im so sorry for your loss.

Children are such a blessing and to have to endure the loss of child I can only imagine........and I'm sure it comes nowhere close to the reality.

Life is fragile and illnesses such as meningitis highlight this.

Thank you for sharing. Without even knowing this could prevent just one death.

Good luck with your journey. Be strong



Oh Daniel my heart is breaking for you and your family... We nearly lost our daughter it will be a year at christmas .. we are very much aware we were one of the lucky ones and are grateful every day she made it. .. but I will say this website has been my life line during some dark times... keep on it and keep talking ... for us it was crazy too one minute she was taking her first steps on monday evening and next they were rushing me through to resus at he hospital telling me to call my husband to come quickly to the hospital as they didn't think she was going to make it... That feeling still now makes me crazy with grief !! God has gained a little angel and will take care of her till you all meet again. I will pray for you and your family during this heartbreaking time.. Please know we are all thinking of you ....xx


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