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Bradwell meningitis survivor to run London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 09:56 17 April 2018

Martin Yaxley is running the London marathon in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation. Picture: Mark Hewlett

Martin Yaxley is running the London marathon in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation. Picture: Mark Hewlett

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A man from Bradwell who survived meningitis as a baby is preparing to run the London Marathon on Sunday.

Martin Yaxley, 30, has been training for the past year and will be running in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF).

He said: “On the ward there were six children all with meningitis. It was only me and one other that survived.

“The other child that survived lost limbs as a result of the meningitis and septicaemia and I was left with complete hearing loss in my right ear and suffered with a speech impediment.

“I appreciate all the help, support and donations from everyone as it is such an important cause. I hope that the money raised will help other children stand a chance of surviving the disease.

“I’m no athlete but I hope all the hard work and training will pay off.”

To sponsor Martin, visit his JustGiving fundraising page.

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