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Times Echo and Life / meningitis

November 19, 2020

15th birthday for Hollie who has defied the odds

A Moorlands girl, who has “defied the odds” after her mum was told that her daughter may not live long as a baby, has reached her 15th birthday. Hollie Tomkinson was born six weeks early and was diagnosed with a rare form of meningitis at a very young age. However, despite having numerous medical issues, Hollie celebrated her 15th birthday on Wednesday, November 18 with her mum Karen Mace at their home in Cheadle.

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November 15, 2018

Family’s story helps raise awareness

AN EAST Staffordshire family is spearheading a national charity’s Christmas Ribbon Appeal this year. Russ and Kerry Fisher, of Uttoxeter, remember their daughter Rubie, who was just six weeks old when she lost her life to bacterial meningitis in 2015, in Meningitis Now’s annual appeal.

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January 25, 2018

Grandma Dorothy gears up for next marathon effort

A UTTOXETER grandmother preparing for her next marathon challenge is hoping to enlist the support of residents in the town.

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