Home > Meningococcal, Vaccine Preventable Suffering > Vaccine preventable death – Matthew Meyers

Vaccine preventable death – Matthew Meyers

Age at death – 14 years

Cause of death – Meningococcal meningitis

Vaccination status – Unknown, possibly unvaccinated. “She didn’t know he was at-risk,” said a family member referring to Matthews mother.

Synopsis – Meyers came home from a track and field meet complaining his ribs hurt. His mom, Renee Gardner, of Lake George, thought it might be the flu, and the 14-year-old went to bed and slept through most of the day Saturday.

“On Sunday morning, she heard him moaning and groaning and called her son, Bill Meyers, who lives on the other side of the lake, to come and help,” Dufore said.

Matthew Meyers fell out of bed and was unresponsive. The family called 911, and he was taken to Clare Medical Center, where tests determined he had meningococcal meningitis. Meyers was airlifted to Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw.

After a week-long battle, Mathew succumbed to the disease shortly after 5 AM on Friday, 05/28/2010. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. We are very sorry for your loss.

A fundraiser bake sale will be held Sunday at the Swiss Inn located at 105 W. Park St.

A benefit dinner will be held June 5 at 2 p.m. at the Clare Eagle’s Club, where some of the local donations collected will be presented to Matthew’s mother.

Cash support may be sent to the Matthew R. Meyers Fund, c/o Community Alliance Credit Union, 37401 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150.


Facebook Page


Morning Sun


The Clare County Review

ABC Local Report

  1. February 4, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    Amazingly obesity has surpassed smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in America now. Immunizations including meningococcal immunization are keys too.

  2. December 25, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Actually, the problems that can be caused by traditional chemical products can be enormous.
    This lets them know how they have done and it helps them to improve their cleaning.
    These mops can be a bit pricey initially, but over time will add up to hundreds of dollars in savings on floor products,
    especially if you have many types of flooring.

  3. January 3, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Apply it to a soft cloth and use it to wipe down woodwork
    and furniture. There is no limit on what you earn – Once you
    have made a good base of clients, you will see that you can earn as much as you
    want. Equipment should also be serviced on a weekly basis to make them
    more efficient.

  4. January 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    4) One Cleaning Supply at a Time – Instead of cleaning
    one room top to bottom then moving onto the next on cleaning
    day, pull out one cleaning supply and use it everywhere you need
    to in your home. Finally, I think parents and grandparents need to make
    it clear to students that keeping the apartment clean is a personal health issue.

    You don’t want to be inhaling dust or preparing food on dirty, contaminated surfaces.

  5. January 8, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    Actually, the problems that can be caused by traditional
    chemical products can be enormous. You can also keep
    containers of various colors and sizes in different rooms.
    Most of the companies that offer apartment cleaning services are bonded and insured so that
    if any accident were to happen they will take full responsibility
    for the replacement.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: