Meningitis Now Article

Amanda Buckland cannot remember anything from Boxing Day night when she became feverish, started vomiting, and was experiencing severe muscle pain and confusion. The 35-year-old praised Simon Read and Matthew Laws from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) for their care after her condition rapidly deteriorated. Amanda has been living with Mollaret’s meningitis – a rare recurring viral form of the disease – for more than six years. She was reunited with Simon and Matthew on 20 February in Norwich to thank them personally after they immediately recognised the seriousness of her condition and rushed her to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on 26 December.

NHS, East of England Ambulance Service, Article

A Norfolk woman has thanked her lifesavers after a suffering a flare-up of a rare form of meningitis.

Amanda Buckland cannot remember anything from Boxing Day night when she became feverish, started vomiting, and was experiencing severe muscle pain and confusion.

The 35-year-old, who lives near Attleborough, praised Simon Read and Matthew Laws from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) for their care after her condition rapidly deteriorated.

Amanda has been living with Mollaret’s meningitis – a recurring viral form of the disease – for more than six years.