Tiffany Thornton is a Voice For Meningitis

Tiffany Thornton is a Voice For Meningitis

Tiffany Thornton is a woman of many talents — not only does she sing, act and design jewelry, but she’s also lending her voice and star to the Voices of Meningitis campaign.

Not a lot of people know that the 24-year-old So Random starlet almost lost her life to meningococcal disease as a teen.

As the new spokesperson for the campaign, Tiffany will join school nurses, parents, and other survivors as part of Voices of Meningitis — a national awareness initiative of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), that aims to increase awareness of this potentially deadly disease and urge parents to seek vaccination for preteens and teens.

She shared, “One day I was fine, the next day I was in the hospital fighting for my life – it happened so fast. If my parents and I had known that teens are at greater risk for meningitis, I would’ve been vaccinated. Now I’m adding my ‘voice’ to this campaign to urge parents to talk to their child’s school nurse or health-care provider about vaccination, to help them avoid what my parents and I went through.”

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  • http://theannielau Ana Laura

    wow she is awesome…my mom almost died from this disease last december and it is awful…but little children are to have more chances of getting this disease than teens…and yes my mom was a rare case…

  • Courtney

    I thought that is was a mandatory vaccination, or at least it was for me. Glad I’ve got it.

  • Mistyk

    Yay Tiffany!

  • Cameron Neveu

    The most common symptoms of meningitis are headache and neck stiffness associated with fever, confusion or altered consciousness, vomiting, and an inability to tolerate light (photophobia) or loud noises (phonophobia). Children often exhibit only nonspecific symptoms, such as irritability and drowsiness.”..^;

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