Well, when I got to the hospital my parents were told I wouldn't make it through the night. After screaming the place down all night the consultant was amazed I was alive. He told my parents if I survived the next 72 hours the best case scenario would be that I would be on medication all my life, I would need 24 hour care, I would need to go to a special needs school and I would never walk or talk.
I came off the medication when I was seven, I didn't need 24 hour care, went to ordinary school, never stopped walking or talking.
I took up running in November 2014 and have completed 1 Ultra Marathon, 5 Marathons, 15 Half Marathons and numerous 10ks and 5ks.
It was last year whilst running the London Marathon that I saw vests for Meningitis Research Foundation and rang up and became a fundraising supporter.
In September last year, I'm very proud to say, I became an ambassador for the charity.