What an honor it was to receive the TEAM Outstanding Service Award from the National Meningitis Association at the Give Kids a Shot gala in New York City. Not only did I get to dress up, crack a few tears, but I also got to acknowledge my mom, who is the silent hero in my story.
Thank you so much to everyone that supported me, both locally and nationally. Cabot Rae from NBC news Columbus came to my home and did an amazing interview that made me think... wait, is that really me?
I was also featured in Women's Health Magazine online with a wonderful story about my meningitis struggles. Thanks so much to Christine for the interview and to their social media experts for the opportunity.
Next week, I'm back to the Capitol Building in Ohio to help Senator Hite and fellow Ohio meningitis advocate Cindy Krejny to speak on behalf of Senate Bill 121-- mandating meningitis vaccination for adolescents and teens. Wish us luck!