West Bloomfield, MI – There are so many things that Alicia Stillman, a mom from West Bloomfield, never imagined and now she is planning the first fundraiser of The Emily Stillman Foundation “A Night of Laughs”, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 to celebrate Emily’s life and legacy. When Alicia Stillman, received a phone call from her daughter Emily Stillman a sophomore at Kalamazoo College complaining of a headache, she suggested taking a couple painkillers and going to bed. The next morning, Emily Stillman was in the hospital, and the doctors had diagnosed her with Meningitis.
Alicia Stillman thought it was a misdiagnosis, because her daughter had received the meningitis vaccination. What she didn’t know is that the vaccination doesn’t fight against a second strand of meningitis, Meningitis B. Emily Stillman died two days later. Emily Stillman had wanted to be on Saturday Night Live, and her mother believes she would have one day made it on the show.
“I made Emily a promise as she laid in that hospital bed on that cold February morning, said Alicia Stillman. “I told her that I would be her voice, and that I would make sure this does not happen to other people. I promised she could be at peace, and that I would make the world a better place.”