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Meningitis Petition Appeal.

Wednesday 06.03.2013
Team Talk Mag
Club


In December 2008, Owen Roes lost one of its most popular and charismatic youngsters when their ladies under-age player Terri Devine was struck down by meningitis and passed away. This was an extremely difficult time for Owen Roes, but more so for Terri’s family and many friends.

However since Terri’s death a vaccine has been developed called Bexsero that can now help prevent the strain of meningitis B, that could protect you or your family members, and ultimately stop others having to go through what Terri’s family went through. Owen Roes GFC and Terri’s family are asking for as many of you as possible to read the attached petition and ultimately add your signature to the growing list.

Bexsero has been given the green light by the European Commission, but at this moment in time it’s uncertain that the NHS will provide this vaccination free of charge, and indeed at this stage it’s believed the JCVI (the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) are considering its cost-effectiveness.

We want you to help create a growing band of people that signs this petition and ultimately helps expedite the implementation of this vaccine, as no decision on a person’s life should be considered ‘cost effective’, as to Terri’s Club, friends and family, her life was priceless.


We thank you for taking the time to read this.


In addition Terri’s family have organised a golf tournament which will take place on Sunday 21st April to help raise money for meningitis research Northern Ireland. Contact Sean Devine (07714277808), or Sean Sweeney (07526297366) for details.

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