A local family devastated by the death of their daughter to meningitis has set up a new Galway-based charity.
ACT for Meningitis has been set up by Siobhán and Noel Carroll, who in 2008 lost their four-year-old daughter Aoibhe to meningitis Since losing Aoibhe, the Carroll family has felt that more awareness needs to be raised about the signs and symptoms of the rapid illness.
Therefore, the main aim of ACT for Meningitis is to create awareness and educate society of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
“If we can stop just one family from going through what we have gone through, by creating awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis, then we will have made a difference,” said Aoibhe’s mother Siobhán Carroll.
The launch, which was a huge success, saw some of Galway’s finest come out in full support; ACT for Meningitis patron John Muldoon, along with businessmanPadraig O’Ceidigh, who officially launched the charity.
Other speakers were, Mayor Hildegarde Naughton, consultant paediatrician Dr Edina Moylett and singer and composer Julie Feeney.
With meningitis early detection and rapid medical attention is vital.
Every second counts when it comes to the early diagnosis, so trust your instincts. A- ASK- Could these symptoms be Meningitis? C- CONTACT your doctor. T- TIME- every second counts, so TRUST your instincts. ACT today for a brighter tomorrow.
For more information log on to www.actformeningitis.ie, or find ACTforMeningitis on Facebook.