Washington University Sorority Member Succumbs to Bacterial Meningitis

A Washington University freshman succumbs to a bacterial infection Wednesday morning, The Republic reports.

Emily Benatar, a member of Alpha Phi Sorority, died in Barnes Hospital from bacterial meningitis, an inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

Benatar was admitted into the hospital three weeks after falling ill. A memorial service will be held this Saturday at the Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos, CA. at 7 p.m. The university is planning to hold a memorial during the fall semester

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14 Responses to Washington University Sorority Member Succumbs to Bacterial Meningitis

  1. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P Emily. Alpha Phi Misses You!

  2. liz says:

    You will never be forgotten doll!

  3. Peggy says:

    Heaven has got another Angel. You will be missed Emily!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this story is so sad. Wish the doctors could have done more to save her :-(

  5. Anonymous says:

    R.I.P. Emily!

  6. jackie says:

    We Love You Emily!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    RIP sis :-(

  8. Matt says:

    Sh*t what a way to go…

  9. Leroy says:

    She looked good as hell. this is sad

  10. Crystal says:

    She could have very well caught the infection from her college campus. Schools need to beter keep the dorm and campus free of any bateria. I see a big lawsuit coming

  11. Anonymous says:

    Aww my heart goes out to her family :-(

  12. Anonymous says:

    prayers go to the fam. RIP

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