Editor, the Gauntlet,
[Re: “U of C student contracts meningitis,” Emily Senger, Oct., 26, 2006]
Bacterial meningitis is not as rare as you are led to believe! Our very precious daughter MacKenzie died of meningococcal septicaemia on Feb. 26, 2005 while she was attending Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. MacKenzie was 19! We didn’t know what meningitis was or that there was a vaccine that could have prevented it. We lost our beautiful daughter to this disease! Get vaccinated!