As mentioned before, my Volunteer Club had a fund raiser and one of the people they decided to help was Boi Pop Chan, a little Burmese girl who is paralyzed due to TB Meningitis.
I visited her and her family unannounced with a good friend of mine. We arrived at the simple concrete block house and the girl was lying motionless under a net much like you would find over a bassinet.
I wish there could be a warm ending to the story, but there won't be. The best that can be hoped for is she is loved, kept comfortable, and gets medicine to have fewer seizures. I am glad we could do a bit (medicine for seizures for a year) but it is too bad that these stories have such tough endings for poor kids.