I’m here to tell you that meningitis is not only life changing, but it is deadly. In 2008 I was diagnosed with meningococcal septicemia. Within 14 hours from my first symptom, I was told that I had a 20% chance of surviving. Then I was told that I was going to have to have some of my limbs amputated. Today we have an opportunity to spare others from suffering the same permanent consequences as I have. This week the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will consider whether to recommend the newly approved serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.