An International Beauty Pageant on World Meningitis Day:
Let’s Hear the Success Story of an International Beauty Pageant on WORLD MENINGITIS DAY.
24th April is WORLD MENINGITIS DAY. So let me ask you a straightforward question. What do you know about Meningitis? Have you ever seen anyone with this condition before? If the answer is NO, this article is just for you as we will hear a success story from a meningitis SURVIVOR. And she is not only just a survivor but an ACHIEVER too.
Pollard is an American model, International Beauty Queen, Business Woman, Author, and Actress. In other words, she is the only known candidate to won three National titles (Miss Asia Pacific, Miss Earth, Miss Beauty Queen World 2005). She is an active philanthropist with a particular interest in Meningitis.
She is an inspiration to many people around the globe. She is a meningitis survivor and is actively involved in spreading awareness about it. You can watch her sharing her story with us in this exclusive video clip.
What is Meningitis?
It is an infection that affects the delicate membrane (meninges) that covers the brain and spinal cord. It’s a severe illness that can be life-threatening or can cause lifelong brain damage.
An affected individual experiences the following symptoms:
- Sensitivity to light.
- Stiffed neck.
- Difficulty in concentrating.
- Lack of appetite
Viral infections are the most common cause of it, followed by Bacterial infections and rarely fungal infections.
Bacterial infection can be life-threatening. It can enter the bloodstream and travel to the brain and spinal cord, causing Acute Bacterial Meningitis.
Viral meningitis is usually mild and often heals on its own.
These bacteria or viruses can spread through coughing, sneezing, being intimate with someone having this condition, or sharing utensils, toothbrushes, or cigarettes.
One can avoid meningitis by practising good personal hygiene, not smoking, and avoiding contact with affected people. Vaccinations can also protect people from certain types of meningitis.
We thank Miss. Daisi Pollard for her collaboration for this article. It was very generous to take her time out from her busy schedule and send us this video. We wish her all the luck in her future endeavours. You can reach her out at her social media: https://www.instagram.com/daisijo/
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