Grieving mom calls on all colleges to require Meningitis B vaccinations

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As students return to college one mom is sharing a story of heartbreak hoping to save lives.

September 4, 2018
WXYZ

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As students return to college one mom is sharing a story of heartbreak hoping to save lives.

Emily Stillman from West Bloomfield was 19-years-old and studying Theater and Psychology at Kalamazoo College. Her mom says she dreamed of working in entertainment and making people laugh.

“When Emily smiled her whole face lit up. She smiled with her whole being. She was special,” said Alicia Stillman, Emily’s mom.

One night in February in 2012 Alicia got a call.  Emily told her she had pulled an all nighter studying and had a headache.

“I told her, why don’t you take a few Motrin and get a good night’s sleep. That was the last time I talked to her,” said Alicia.

That night Emily’s headache got worse so she went to the hospital.  Hours later she was unconscious. She never woke up.

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