A Public Service Announcement from The J.A.M.I.E. Group informing the community about the dangers of meningitis and the two different vaccines that are available that work together to prevent meningitis.  Please speak to your doctor about receiving the vaccine in the proactive fight against meningitis.

Check out the brand new Voices of Meningitis PSA, featuring celebrity ambassador Lucy Hale and meningitis survivor Jamie Schanbaum highlighting the importance of meningococcal meningitis vaccination to help protect teens. Adolescents are at increased risk, yet millions are under-vaccinated.

The video below offers a behind the scenes look at the Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease project with Anne Geddes and her shoot with Jamie, a survivor of meningococcal disease from the United States. Protecting Our Tomorrows aims to foster education around the impact of meningococcal disease and preventative measures to protect children against its devastating consequences.


Why meningitis vaccination is so important for college students? This educational and compelling video below conveys the importance of young people receiving the meningococcal meningitis vaccine before going to college. Since adolescents ages 16 to 21 have the highest rates of meningococcal meningitis, the video tells the story of two college students: Nicolis Williams, a Texas A&M University student who died in early 2011 from the disease during his junior year, and Jamie Schanbaum, a University of Texas student who had both of her legs amputated because of meningitis in 2008.   


One of Jamie's more favorite and personable interviews with The Broadcast TV in Dallas, TX is posted here below.   The cast meets a meningitis survivor, Jamie Schanbaum, whose spreading the word on how to fight and survive what can be a catastrophic experience. 


Bacterial meningitis took Jamie Schanbaum's fingers and legs, but it couldn't stop her from becoming a powerhouse public health advocate, undergraduate researcher and Paralympic cycling champ with two state laws named in her honor.  This video was produced by the University of Texas at Austin during her last couple weeks as an undergraduate student.


This is Jamie's own personally edited film from her graduation from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014.  President Bill Powers spoke about her effort's in advocacy against meningitis.


Below is a video of Jamie's public service announcement in the "Get In The Game" Campaign. Paralympic cyclist and meningitis survivor Jamie Schanbaum talks about a game plan to help prevent meningococcal meningitis. Team up with Jamie and Get in the Game, a national campaign to vaccinate student athletes.


Watch the stories of those who have died or have been affected by meningitis. This is the Schanbaum's story with The National Meningitis Association video.