Mother whose son died of meningitis warns others
Christy Spindler spreads the pictures on the table. The four young people smile out at her, looking full of life and full of promise.
All were Wisconsin residents, all were college students, all died within 18 months of one another, and all died of bacterial meningitis.
The young man on the left is Spindler's son Erik, a junior at UW-River Falls. He died Nov. 11, 2002.