In 1999, Nick Springer was hiking the Appalachian Trail when he developed a fever. He woke from a coma 2 months later, and both his arms and legs had been amputated.

Jamie Schanbaum was a 20 year-old student at her dream university when she came down with flu like symptoms. The next morning, her sister took her to the hospital. She never walked on her natural legs again.

In 30 hours, meningococcal disease changed Alicia and Michael's lives in a way they never imagined. Their daughter Emily came down with a headache, then went to the hospital. But she was not one of the lucky ones.

The people in these videos are advocates for meningococcal disease vaccination. All were compensated by GSK for their participation. These videos are personal experiences; other people's experiences with meningococcal disease may be different.

818041R0 March 2017