Mark Flannigan

England Bacterial meningitis Bereavement
Mark Flannigan

Mark was my partner for over 10 years when he suddenly got an ear infection.

Over the weekend it worse and by Monday he was taken to Hospital. Unfortunately despite the tireless efforts of some of the best doctors in this country Mark was declared brain dead within hours of being rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

I often wonder if we had been aware that it is possible for some ear infections to spread to the brain and cause meningitis we may have been more on our guard as it was we only knew the common symptoms that we're all taught to look out for.

"I lost my soul mate that day and Mark's parents lost their only child."

I lost my soul mate that day and Mark's parents lost their only child.

Lyn Andrews
September 2010

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