From May 6th to May 12th we celebrate some very important people, people who should really be celebrated every day: nurses!
Nurses play a critical role in educating about, treating and preventing meningococcal disease. We are grateful for the many amazing nurses who have cared for us or our families and/or supported our mission.
We are especially thankful for our M.O.M.s and T.E.A.M. members who are also nurses. Some of them were nurses before meningococcal disease touched their lives and now they use their story and their expertise to educate their patients and colleagues. Some are meningitis survivors who wanted to help others after enduring hundreds of surgeries or hours of dialysis themselves.
In honor of National Nurses Week, we reached out to these advocates and asked what inspired them to become nurses and what they love about their job. Here is what they said:
So this week, please thank the nurses in your life and help honor our nurse advocates by making sure you and your loved ones are up-to-date on vaccinations!