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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  • Anonymous

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

  • liz

    You will never be forgotten doll!

  • Peggy

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

    • brittney


  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P. Emily!

  • jackie

    We Love You Emily!!!

  • Anonymous

    RIP sis 🙁

  • Melanie


  • Matt

    Shit what a way to go…

  • Leroy

    She looked good as hell. this is sad

  • Crystal

    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

  • Anonymous

    Aww my heart goes out to her family 🙁

  • Anonymous

    prayers go to the fam. RIP

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