Darren’s Men’s Health Survival for raising money for Children with Cancer UK November 6th, 2015 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Sports Shares Comments Event: Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest on 07/11/2015 Darren story… As some of you already know, this time last year I was taken ill What I first thought to be a common bug ended up being a debilitating form of septicaemia (caused by the bacteria staphylococcus) and pneumonia and following a stint in intensive care, I was given various antibiotics to fight off the infection. However, various forms of antibiotics had a negative effect on my immune system and caused me to become neutropinic which again made me very Ill. As my immune system was almost non existent, I was more susceptible to further illness and, although being paced in an isolated care room, I contracted glandular fever. Just when I though I was through the worst, I was told that it could be something more ‘sinister’ (cancer of the lymph nodes), this time was especially difficult for me and all family and friends. I cannot describe how it felt having to tell my family this news……Thankfully, following a 9 week stay in hospital, which I was in serve pain and not being able to use my legs for more than 2 weeks, I am now feeling much better. I am very thankful for all of the support that me and my family received during this period and will be using the determination I needed to get through the illness to help raise money so that more people can beat serious diseases and infections. I am now lucky enough to have a beautiful little girl and would hate it if anything were to happen to her! So I am doing this for all the brave children out the battling this disease! Stay strong! If you would like to donate you can do so here Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!