A forceful and true account, at times still full of anger and regret for not having been able to save the authors' loved ones which will tug at the reader's heartstrings.
Meningitis is like a bird of prey: it arrives swiftly and silently snatches its victim. Usually, it attacks infants in their early years but it can also affect youngsters and adults. It only takes a few hours so often parents don’t have time to realize what has happened, sometimes even the doctors don’t recognize the symptoms and within about 24 hours the person affected dies. For this reason, early diagnosis and especially prevention play a fundamental role. Alessia, Federico, Azzurra, Tiziano Maria, Lina, Mirko, Ester, Mattia and Greta are no more, all taken by meningitis. You will find their stories in this book, told in the first person by their parents and siblings. Aurora and Jacopo, on the other hand, were lucky and their parents know that the fact they are still alive is a miracle. A forceful and true account, at times still full of anger and regret for not having been able to save the authors’ loved ones which will tug at the reader’s heartstrings. An account full of hope that, with the aid of proper information and the new preventative tools available today, the tragedy that befell them won’t happen to anyone else.