Rose founded MAK- Meningitis Awareness Key to prevention after The Kwett’s vibrant and talented 15-year old daughter, MaryJo, died from meningitis on July 15, 2000, just eight days before her sixteenth birthday
The Villere’s son, Chris, survived Bacterial Spinal Meningitis/Septicemia in the summer of 2002.
He’s very involved with MAK’s health education and awareness efforts.
The Karle’s lost their 18 year old son in January 2001.
Richard personally raised more than $10,000 for MAK in 2002.
The King’s lost their vibrant four year old daughter, Lauren, to bacterial meningitis in January 2004.