“Bobby’s consultant told us the next day that if we hadn't acted when we did, he would have been in intensive care or worse. That thought makes me sick to the stomach as I didn't have a clue about the signs and symptoms of meningitis, in fact I only knew about the non-blanching rash, which in Bobby’s case, didn't present itself until the following day.
“Luckily, Bobby has made a full recovery and he’s almost five years old and is here with us developing every day into a gorgeous little man. But this nasty infection can take a life in less than 12 hours and it has done so many times. I pray for all the families who have lost children or have been affected by meningitis.
“I ran to raise funds for MRF which works to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms so that other parents know what to look out for. Being part of Team MRF was so much fun and I would recommend running for this worthy cause to anyone, regardless of whether they’ve been affected by the disease personally or not.”
Free places are currently available with MRF in either the 10K or Half Marathon. Both races take in the sights of Manchester and the City Centre location guarantees big crowds and a fantastic atmosphere.
By joining Team MRF runners will be given a fundraising pack, training advice, a running vest with iron on name, and support from MRF’s dedicated fundraising team.
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The money that runners raise at the Great Manchester Run will help support MRF’s lifesaving research into the prevention, detection and early treatment of meningitis and septicaemia and will allow the charity to continue raising awareness and supporting individuals and families affected.