Five years ago, two mothers each lost their young, healthy daughters too soon to a now vaccine preventable disease, Meningitis B (known as MenB). High school senior Kimberly Coffey died a few days before her graduation. College sophomore Emily Stillman died just 36 hours after her first symptoms.
Today, these mothers are joining forces to make sure other parents don’t needlessly suffer the same fate.
The Kimberly Coffey Foundation and The Emily Stillman Foundation are coming together to launch the Meningitis B Action Project. The project will kick-off in December 2017 with the goal to engage parents and young adults with a simple message...it takes two types of vaccines to be fully immunized against meningococcal disease, a common type of bacterial meningitis.
Our goal is to arm parents and young adults with the information to act – to proactively talk to their healthcare provider about MenB and the vaccine available to help prevent it.