Peter Purdy

Peter’s Story

One morning 10 years ago, Peter woke up feeling very ill. By that evening he was in a coma. Peter’s wife took him to the ER at a small rural hospital. Although meningococcal disease is often misdiagnosed, Peter was fortunate that the ER staff recognized its symptoms and began treatment. Nonetheless, Peter lost both my legs to the disease, beginning a new chapter in his life as an amputee.

Peter’s work was in health, and yet he knew nothing about this disease or its potential prevention. Peter strongly supports the work of NMA which continues to reach out across the country to educate others so they won’t have a story like his.

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