Photo: Darren Brookfield

Darren’s  Story

As some of you already know, recently 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.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

I do not expect or request a large amounts of money. The cost of a single pint of larger or glass of wine donated by every person that reads this would help raise a huge amount of money for a worthy cause.

‘Together we can achieve our goals, but to do this you must play your part – please play yours today!’

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