Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease project by Anne Geddes
As a 20-year-old sophomore in college, Jamie was rushed to the hospital with what she thought was an asthma attack. Two days later, she learned she had contracted meningococcal septicemia.
Over the next seven months, Jamie suffered the loss of both legs below the knees, her fingers and underwent multiple skin grafts. Her experience with meningococcal disease inspired her to educate the public about the disease, and to form The JAMIE Group, a meningitis awareness foundation.
As a participant in the Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease project, she shares her brave story of survival in this video.
Text and video via Anne Geddes