Jamie to be Honored at Hadassah Events

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 and many others diseases are faced by young and old every day at Hadassah Hospital.

The Huffington Post: 5th Annual Meningitis Gala

The National Meningitis Association gala (NMAGive Kids a Shot, held recently at the New York Athletic Club, attracted people from all over the nation and from all walks of life - just as meningitis affects people from all walks of life. This fifth annual event was once again both an emotion-filled evening and a stellar success in aiding the fight against meningitis, a potentially vaccine-preventable disease.

KHOU Houston: Meningitis survivor who lost both feet celebrates her 'sweet' life

In an award-winning photograph by Paul Vincent Kuntz, a photographer at Texas Children’s Hospital, a young woman stares fiercely at his lens. She is obviously strong, determined, and confident. But the black and white picture captures your attention also by what it does not show. The young woman leaning against a bicycle is missing most of her fingers and both of her feet.

Las Cruces Sun News: Meningitis survivor tells need for vaccine

A simple vaccination could have saved Dallas native Jamie Schanbaum all the pain and suffering of meningitis. That is the message she brought to LCPS Health Services Department staff Aug. 24 during a presentation with her mother, Patsy Schanbaum, in the administration building. "I want to be the drop into the water that causes the ripple," said Schanbaum.