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January 23rd, 2009, 07:02 PM
MamaLacey's Avatar Mama of two boys & TTC #3
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So as most of you are aware, my son Landan died from Meningococcal Meningitis.

I was approached by one of the founding members of The National Meningitis Association via Landan's myspace page. We then continued to correspond via email & finally set up a time were we could speak on the phone. To make a long story short I'm going to be a part of their "M.O.M.S" Program which stands for Moms On Meningitis. I will have a bio on the website & our story & pictures will be shared as well.

Here is a description of the program ...

The National Meningitis Association (NMA) has formed a coalition of mothers from across the country whose children’s lives have been drastically affected by meningococcal disease. The “Moms on Meningitis” (M.O.M.s) support NMA in its efforts to educate local parents, adolescents, young adults and surrounding communities about meningococcal disease and prevention through media outreach and community activities. It is the M.O.M.s’ hope that by sharing their personal experiences, other families will know about the dangers of meningococcal disease and have the opportunity to make informed decisions about immunization.

Each mother has a tragic, personal story to share about the devastating effects of meningococcal disease. Their goal is to prevent other families from suffering as they have, by encouraging parents, adolescents and young adults to learn about the:

* Increased risk for meningococcal disease among adolescents and young adults
* Flu-like symptoms and rapid progression of the disease, which can often be difficult to diagnose
* Meningococcal disease vaccination recommendations calling for immunization of all adolescents 11-18 years of age.
* Methods of prevention, including immunization with a meningococcal conjugate vaccine, and practicing good hygiene habits (e.g., washing hands)[/b]
My 3yr old son Landan died 23hrs after being diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis. It is a potentially vaccine preventable disease. The vaccine isn't on the schedule until 11-12yrs but is approved for use at age 2yrs. Our second son received the vaccine in December 2010 when he was 2yrs old. My son & thousands of other children prove that a vaccine is needed at a younger age.
Meningitis Awareness FB - http://www.facebook.com/meningitisawareness
Landan's Story - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dLwEgZaS68
Landan's Memorial bracelets are available at his website below.

My Facebook - Landan's Memory-Of - AngelLandan.com
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January 23rd, 2009, 08:15 PM
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Awesome! What a wonderful way to honor Landan.

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