Monday, December 31, 2001

Meningococcal Meningitis: A Mother's Memoir

An essay by RBM that profiles a childhood bout of meningitis -- and his mother's role in his recovery -- has been published online by Creative Nonfiction. An excerpt:
They say I can finally go home now. A wheelchair! How embarrassing. I get a purple metallic heart with a diaper pin: "For Bravery." On the day we leave I'm standing on the steps leading to the emergency room holding my suitcase and smiling. Mom snaps a photo, and now I'm unsure whether I remember that moment or the picture that captured it.