Every day she is grateful that her son Sean pulled through.
At just 10 weeks old he contracted meningococcal septicaemia and also a brain haemorrhage and his chances of survival were touch and go for a while. Thankfully Sean pulled through and is now a happy-go-lucky little boy.
His family have never forgotten the shock of the ordeal and continue to raise awareness about the disease. Sean is a budding writer and has written about what happened to him when he was a baby.
"My life changing experience was when I was only a few months old. I was infected with meningitis. My family tell me it was the worst kind of it too. I was very fortunate to survive. I had to stay in hospital over a long period of time and I was only let out for Christmas. When I was at home I had to wear some stuff on my head to heal it.
When I went back to the hospital I had a big operation to either cure me or seal my fate before I even figured out how to do everything I now do. I don't know how long the operation took or what happened in the operation but I do know that I was lucky, very lucky to be here today and be having a fun life with lots of surprises. I realise what I could have missed in my life. I am so glad I survived, I really am."