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Thursday, 30 October 2014

A vital lesson for all parents

THERE is a good chance parents, Sarah and Stephen Powell, will become unwitting lifesavers.

They today speak about the incredible speed at which their little girl was struck down by an aggressive form a meningitis.

Fortunately they were switched on to the signs and symptoms of the disease.

But things could have been very different, had they not acted so promptly.

They have since found out that had they waited another hour before seeking treatment, young Libby may not have survived. It is a spine chilling thought.

Today they speak about their experiences in the hope it will further raise awareness of the symptoms of meningitis – and the speed at which they can develop. It is a selfless move from a couple who have clearly been counting their lucky stars their precious daughter survived.

If their words today do not save lives, they will, at the very least inform parents in the area – and for that they must be congratulated.

BOY racers, petrol heads – call them what you will. The simple statistical fact is that young men are more likely to be involved in car accidents. That’s why a special accident reconstruction was taken to the meeting point of young car enthusiasts over the weekend.

The aim of the exercise was to inform. And it appears to have done the trick with a crowd gathering to see the action.

It was a great example of the emergency services interacting with young people with positive results.

By North West Evening Mail
Published: July 10, 2012

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