The professor did tests and it showed that there was no brain activity there. My parents, younger sister and I made the heartbreaking decision to turn off his life support on 30th June 2000. The professor contacted us a few days later to tell us that my brother had a rare problem with his genes, that he had no immune system to fight off the bacteria and that it was a miracle that he had survived it when he was eight years old. Our nan had died two months before he contracted meningitis the first time so we think she was watching over him.
We could not fault the doctors or nurses in their support and help with doing everything that they possibly could for my brother ,and it is the dedication of the MRF team and donors that keep the fight alive and hopefully they can find a cure or prevention for this horrible thing.
In loving memory of David Gerard Nolan 23/04/84-30/06/00
Always thinking about you.