My mum who was 47 at the time was perfectly healthy, and we were planning our weekend on the Wed. By the Wed night she started experiencing headaches, which soon became severe, and other symptoms which included a disike to bright light. she was rushed to hospial in the morning and diagnosed with meningacocol meningitis. I received a call at work from my younger brother(16 at the time), and rushed to the hospital. I was greeted by a nurse who ushered me to a room with tissues and a phone. I had no idea at this time of anything, all I new was that my mym had been unwell and was at the hospital. They then told me the news that she had passed away. We were all in shock, and were told by the hospital that it was very unusual for an adult to contract meningitis, and that usually this would only happen if there was an outbreak in the area. I was told it is more common in children, but to date I still dont know why this happened......
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