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    in Washington D C to support Anne Geddes Protecting Our Tomorrows campaign An awareness effort on meningitis disease Click to read Jamie s perspective through her blog Get Vaccinated Stories of Those Affected by Meningitis Watch the stories of those who have died or have been affected by meningitis Texas Children s Hospital Facing Meningitis This educational and compelling video conveys the importance of young people receiving the meningococcal meningitis vaccine before going to college CBS Early Show Meningitis vaccine important for back to school Dr Jennifer Ashton profiles the survival story of one lucky college student who lost her legs and fingers to meningitis a disease that can be easily prevented with a vaccine Video podcast Saving a Life Hear from the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations CoMO President Bruce Langoulant medical experts survivors and parents from around the world who have been touched by meningitis and who express the importance of vaccination World Meningitis Day 2013 We are asking everyone to show their support for meningitis awareness and prevention by joining hands online on April 24 2013 Learn More Latest Press At the Nation s capital January 2 2015 In Celebration of the Class of 2014 January 2 2015

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » About
    family learned she had contracted meningococcal septicemia This disease is similar to meningitis Instead of infiltrating the brain and spinal cord the bacteria infects the blood Meningococcal septicemia has a higher fatality rate than typical meningitis The state health department informed us that one in ten people is a carrier of this particular bacteria which resides in the nose or throat You can have it and not be affected by it but something as simple as a cold or a stomach virus can cause this bacteria to work its way into your blood system which is what happened to Jamie Jamie survived though sadly she lost her legs and fingers They had to be amputated as a direct result of her infection Jamie s plight inspired her to educate the public about Meningitis Her goal is to prevent others from needlessly suffering from this vaccine preventable disease Our Mission The mission of The J A M I E Group is to help Jamie Schanbaum share her experiences knowledge about Meningitis so that all can avoid this devastating but vaccine preventable disease We are committed to lead the fight through education community awareness to advocate for increased information for students parents

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Understanding Meningitis
    Videos Contact Understanding Meningitis Educate Yourself Protect Yourself What is Meningococcal Disease With different terms such as meningococcal disease meningitis and septicemia understanding this disease can be challenging Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness which includes meningitis an infection of the protective layer surrounding the brain and spinal cord and septicemia blood poisoning Meningitis can cause the meninges or membranes around the brain or spinal cord to get dangerously inflamed potentially causing brain damage Septicemia involves a rapid spread of disease toxins throughout the bloodstream resulting in dangerously low blood pressure and multiple organ failure 2 3 5 6 Together they create a deadly quickly worsening disease that may be hard to diagnose especially in its early stages 3 5 Meningococcal disease can take the life of an otherwise healthy child in 24 hours 8 9 Learn more about meningitis Effects of Meningococcal Disease Meningococcal disease has cut short the dreams of many young people as well as devastated their families As many as 1 in 10 people with meningococcal disease die 5 Up to 1 in 5 of the survivors can be left with serious medical problems that may include 3 8 Amputation of limbs fingers or toes

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Press
    Honored at Hadassah Events Posted on Aug 22 2013 in Press On the evening of August 25th we will honor a very special young woman one who has accomplished much for young adults nationally Our honoree Jamie Schanbaum granddaughter of Dallasite Gene Schanbaum college student survivor of meningitis and subsequent amputee has become a leading advocate for legislation to make the meningitis vaccine mandatory Diseases like Jamie s Read More SPRY A Meningitis Cautionary Tale Posted on Aug 20 2013 in Press Meningitis survivor Jamie Schanbaum lost both her legs and all 10 fingers to meningitis a disease that can be easily prevented with a vaccine Read more about her story Read More Dallas Morning News Jamie Honored at Hadassah Event Posted on Aug 13 2013 in Press Texas meningitis survivor and activist Jamie Schanbaum to be honored at Dallas Hadassah events Aug 25 Read More Get in the Game The Playbook Posted on May 27 2013 in Press Get in the Game is a national campaign powered by Voices of Meningitis to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal meningitis and motivate them to speak with their children s health care provider about a meningococcal vaccine in advance of sports season Read More Get in the Game Keeping Teens Healthy Campaign Posted on May 27 2013 in Press Voices of Meningitis a public health initiative of the National Association of School Nurses NASN in collaboration with Sanofi Pasteur announced today the launch of Get in the Game Keeping Teens Healthy a new program to help educate parents on the danger and prevention of meningococcal disease Read More The Huffington Post 5th Annual Meningitis Gala Posted on May 7 2013 in Press The National Meningitis Association gala NMA Give Kids a Shot held recently at the New

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Blog
    took place in 2014 was in February when I met the world renowned photographer Read More Almost Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 21 2014 in Blog Hello followers What a worlds win life it has been for the past couple of years Thank you for always keeping in touch and seeing what I am up to nowadays My apologies for the delay on my postings and lack of continuous updating but I promise that I m planning to reattribute my focus on Read More Long overdue update Posted on Feb 6 2012 in Blog Hello consistent readers Excuse the delay with this post but there is much to update on Currently I am in school and taking a class in Personal Relationships at UT here in Austin It s good to be back on campus again since I took this past semester off for traveling and cycling And boy that Read More Challenged Athletes Foundation San Diego Triathlon Posted on Nov 4 2011 in Blog On Sunday October 23 the La Jolla Cove was transformed as it hosted the best day in triathlon for The Challenged Athletes Foundation More than 200 challenged athletes kids and permanently injured military personnel participating alongside 500 able bodied athletes celebrities sports legends and professional athletes took on the new challenge distance triathlon with a 1 Read More Confederation of Meningitis Organisation Conference Paris France Posted on Oct 20 2011 in Blog Well I realize it s been a while since we ve posted but needless to say we ve been quite busy Although there is so much so say it will be all in due time What I will do is start with the CoMO Conference in Paris France and I will work backwards one post at a Read More december time Posted on Dec

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Photos
    or by mailing them to the below address The J A M I E Group P O Box 4396 Austin Texas 78765 Donate Today Close Panel Twitter Facebook RSS Home About Understanding Meningitis Press Blog Media Photos Videos Contact Photos Who is Jamie 9 Photos Speaking Engagements 5 Photos Dallas Fundraiser Event 29 Photos Bluebonnet Gala 150 Photos Blue Cup Throwdown Fundraiser 2010 23 Photos St Michael s 2010 Distinguished

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Videos
    them to the below address The J A M I E Group P O Box 4396 Austin Texas 78765 Donate Today Close Panel Twitter Facebook RSS Home About Understanding Meningitis Press Blog Media Photos Videos Contact Videos Title Jamie Fights Meningitis Title ABC Houston PSA Title Endeavor Games 2011 Cycling Time Trials Team OPT Gold Medalist Jamie Schanbaum Title Meningitis Saving a Life Protecting our children from dangerous meningococcal disease

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  • The J.A.M.I.E. Group » Contact
    Our EIN is 27 0845484 Please make tax deductible donations online or by mailing them to the below address The J A M I E Group P O Box 4396 Austin Texas 78765 Donate Today Close Panel Twitter Facebook RSS Home About Understanding Meningitis Press Blog Media Photos Videos Contact Contact Name Email Subject Message Contact Info Patsy Schanbaum Phone 512 468 6654 Email patsy thejamiegroup org Address P O

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