Mum who survived Meningitis to tackle Great South Run

RUNNER Heather Fiona Egan with her daughter Kirsty. Picture: Paul Jacobs (091990-8)
RUNNER Heather Fiona Egan with her daughter Kirsty. Picture: Paul Jacobs (091990-8)
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A WOMAN who was lucky to survive contracting Meningitis while eight-and-a-half months pregnant with her daughter will take part in the Great South Run on Sunday.

As previously reported in The News, Heather Fiona Egan, of Milton, was told by doctors at St Mary’s Hospital that she was lucky to survive contracting the virus.

Now she will be using the 10-mile Southsea run to raise money for the Meningitis Trust, which looked after her, her husband and son, and their newborn baby Kirsty when she eventually allowed to leave St Mary’s Hospital.

Heather said: ‘We were lucky. We got to the hospital quite soon after the symptoms started and were able to get the help we needed.

‘I want everyone to know what to look for so that in the horrible event that meningitis affects their family, they will know what to look for.’

To donate, see justgiving.com/heather-fiona-egan