A UCF graduate who found herself the subject of a deadly medical mystery will be featured on a CNN docuseries on Sunday.
The episode — part of the HLN Original Series hosted by B.D. Wong — will premiere at 9 p.m.
In 2016, then UCF junior Lindsey Meyer was set to travel for a spring break trip to New York City when she came down with what seemed to be nothing more than a painful sore throat.
“They were basically telling us that they didn’t know what she had,” said Lindsey Meyer’s father, Jimmy Meyer. “They just knew it was bad, and it was something different, and that they were growing cultures to try to figure out what it is that was going on.”
The episode, “Forgotten, But Fatal,” details Lindsey Meyer’s medical tailspin, from a sore throat to an induced coma and the doctors’ tireless efforts to find answers.
It also tells the story of Kevin Nesbit, a Michigan based EMT, who like Lindsey Meyer, found himself in a life-or-death battle after feeling only a sore throat on his way to work.
“He was getting very, very uncomfortable,” said Kevin Nesbit’s mother, Debbi Nesbit. “His lung had expanded so much that it was sitting on his diaphragm and it had actually dislocated one of his ribs.”
The two were diagnosed with Lemièrre’s Syndrome, a rare but serious throat infection that was common in the early 1900s.
“Something’s Killing Me” centers around medical professionals as they scramble for answers in medical mysteries.
The near-death experiences of Lindsey Meyer and Kevin Nesbit will premier Sunday at 9 p.m. on the HLN network.