This was until just eighteen months ago when a series of faints and head pains led to investigations by a neurosurgeon and he revealed that the illness all those years ago had in fact left me with arrested hydrocephalus. He said it was unlikely that this had caused the faints but suggested I be checked out for possible cardio vascular problems. Fortunately this produced no other explanation for the dizziness other than the low blood pressure.
I have always wanted to show my gratitude for all the devotion and hard work that was done on my behalf all those years ago but this latest development just reinforced my desire. As I celebrated my sixtieth birthday in December 2013, I felt that time had arrived. In between bringing up a family and running a business, time was always short but now things are different so I am doing all I can to raise funds and awareness.
A recent visit to the Discovery Day at Meningococcal Reference Unit where I met up with some of the MRF team as well and people that have been affected by meningitis and other fund raisers, underlined to me how lucky I have been and so now I am even more determined to reach my intended target of £60,000 for MRF.