PARENTS' HEARTBREAK We thought our daughter had flu… 36 hours later she died of meningitis
“She had had a vaccination against most strains of the disease - except meningitis B.”
May 27, 2019
Sara Stelzer, 18, had just started studying at university when she started complaining of having a bad headache.
That headache, coupled with feeling generally run down and sick, meant that the teen ended up sleeping through some of her classes leading up to the weekend.
"We thought it was flu - we told her to rest and go to the student health centre," Dad Greg, 63, told Fox News.
"She was more concerned with missing classes than how bad she felt."
But Sara then developed a blotchy, purple rash - a telltale symptom of meningitis.