Caroline writes “Our son, Beni, was born in August 2016 and he spent almost 6 weeks in hospital being treated for group b strep meningitis and septicemia. He was so poorly a doctor told us he probably will not survive and if he did he’d be brain damaged. He had an MRI scan and it confirmed that Beni had a small amount of damage at the back of his brain and that he’d had a bleed to the brain too.
Beni was so brave and he fought so hard to stay with us and after 36 days in hospital he was allowed to come home. Not only did he beat the infection but he is a happy and thriving 9 month old baby boy and is sailing through all of his developmental checks with his neurologists.
We are so proud of our son and we have a donation of £300 raised from his naming day to say thank you to GBSS for your support and guidance, for providing us with information about group B Strep and for helping us to make sense of it all.
Beni’s name means ‘blessing’ and that’s exactly what he is to us.”