College is never easy. You’re on your own for the first time, classes are tough and demanding, and you gotta deal with dorm food on top of it all. For Jamie Schanbaum college was made even more difficult. During her freshman year Jamie was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis, a deadly flesh-eating bacteria that can kill a person in twenty-four hours. Despite this Jamie was able to fight the disease, but not without some major losses. Since she overcame the infection Jamie Schanbaum has been a major advocate for vaccines and started the JAMIE (Joint Advocacy of Meningococcal Information & Education) Group to educate the public.
In this episode of Everyday Superhumans Kyle & Charlie chat with Jamie Schanbaum about being a survivor, Jamie’s time at the Paralympics, vaccines and how Jamie turned her experience into the JAMIE Group.
More on the JAMIE Group
- Learn more about meningococcal meningitis and vaccinations over at their official website
- Keep in the know over on Facebook
- Get up to date information on the JAMIE Group on Twitter
- See what Jamie’s up to on Instagram
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Music in this episode:
Opening & Transition Themes Themes – Take a Chance Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Closing Theme – “Door to Door” by Alex Alan