Congratulations Jerry Smirl on your Bar Mitzvah!
As a public service project, Jeremy advocated on behalf of the Becky Werner Meningitis Foundation.
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication!!
Students Making a Difference:
If you have given a speech or wrote a paper on meningitis,
please let us know so we can add your name
to our list.
We thank you all for your efforts!
Thanks to the following list of students that either gave speeches
or wrote papers on the effects of meningitis in an effort to reach
as many students as possible!
- Annie Werner - Concordia University WI
- Aaron Huntemann - WI Lutheran College
- Kelsey Johnson - Mukwonago High School
- Laura Kuglitch - University of WI Milwaukee
- Katie Sievers - Waukesha County Tech College
- Mary McCarty - McHenry County College
- Kristen Janowski - Marquette University
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Werner,
Hello my name is Molly Blum, I go to Elkhorn Area High School.
Last year you came to our school and gave your presentation,
which I have to let you know, it touched me. Over the last
two weeks I was very sick and I had gotten meningitis. I wanted
to let you know that I do appreciate what you are doing because
if you had not come to our school my family and I would have
just passed it as the flu. But I was persistent and told my
mom your story and immediately she took me to the emergency
room where I was then tested for meningitis and it came back
positive. I consider myself blessed that you came to my school
and informed us all of what meningitis is. I do also want
to say that I think it was a miracle that you came. I cannot
thank you enough for what you are doing, I truly believe you
had a part in saving my life and for that I sincerely thank
you from the bottom of my heart. I am still recovering, but
letting you know was very important to me. Once again, thank
you from the bottom of my heart, you truly are a guardian
(used with permission)
For a Meningitis Vaccination
your school, please contact:
Aurora Visiting Nurse Association
11333 W National Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227
Meningitis Vaccination Clinics
Tuesdays 3:00pm - 5:30pm - by appt.
Special appointment times are available!