The Luke Brown Meningitis Foundation
On October 1st 2019, after a short battle with meningitis, twenty three year old Luke Brown sadly passed away. His passing left a massive hole in the lives of his family – Viv, Del, Stacey and Milly and his much loved nephews and niece, as well as all of his very close friends, and touched anyone who heard about his story.
Even though times have been extremely hard since his passing, Luke’s family and friends have pulled together to ensure his memory never fades. A large amount of money was raised to contribute towards his funeral and a memorial stone at Tranmere Rovers Football Club, which was donated by not only his loved ones, but by the local community – many of whom had never met Luke, but were touched by his story.
Luke’s family and friends have decided to create a foundation in his memory, It will be called ‘The Luke Brown Meningitis Foundation’.
At The Luke Brown Meningitis Foundation, our three main aims are to raise awareness of meningitis across all the age groups it can effect, by providing relevant information to the different categories, support families who have been affected from meningitis.
Additionally, we also want to have an adapted holiday home for families who have been affected by meningitis so they can have peace and quiet at such an awful time, or a few days to reflect on the impacts of meningitis when the time is right for them.
Our aim going forward is to hopefully go into schools, colleges and universities to hold work shops about the issues which can be caused from meningitis.
SYMPTOMS OF MENINGITIS
Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.
It can affect anyone, but is most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults. Meningitis can be very serious if not treated quickly.
It can cause life-threatening blood poisoning and result in permanent damage to the brain or nerves.