The National Meningitis Association (NMA) is a nonprofit organization founded by parents whose children live with permanent disabilities from meningococcal disease or have died from them. They are dedicated to educating families, medical professionals and others about meningococcal disease and its prevention. We at Pura Vida Bracelets are more than happy to provide a National Meningitis Association bracelet.
So what is meningitis? It’s a serious and potentially fatal bacterial infection. Meningococcal disease strikes an average of 1,500 Americans annually. In particular, adolescents and young adults are at increased risk of contracting the disease. Here is another very important fact: among those who survive, approximately 20 percent live with permanent disabilities, such as brain damage, hearing loss, loss of kidney function or limb amputations. The great news is Meningococcal disease can be prevented through vaccination.
To learn more about this disease and the National Meningitis Association please visit their website. Enjoy your bracelet and spread the word.