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 â€“ 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.”
For more information, log onto VoicesofMeningitis.org.
Tiffany Thornton – Fox & Friends, 04/26
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