The Recurrent Meningitis Association is using advocacy through research to support those with the rare disease recurrent meningitis. Listen to our founders story below.
How the Recurrent Meningitis Association Began
The Beginning | July 1987
Michelle Light Whitt, formerly Michelle Whittemore’s, journey with Mollaret’s Meningitis starts in the summer of 1987 when she was hospitalized for Viral Meningitis after having an EGD scope of her stomach. She had ulcers. Turns out, the anesthesia put too much stress on her body and within 24 hours she was in a full bout of meningitis. The doctors were baffled. They could not figure out what had caused it, and could only verify, at that time, that it was viral and not bacterial. After 5 days in the hospital she was released.