“Shaun had a cold and earache over Christmas and it gradually got worse."
“On 2 January he went to the out of hours doctors at the hospital, where he was prescribed ear drops."
“The next day he was worse, so went to see his own doctor. He had a severe headache, light sensitivity and a stiff neck and was sent home with antibiotics."
Unlikely to survive
“The next day we were told he had pneumococcal meningitis and he was unlikely to survive."
“He had brain stem tests on the Friday and was pronounced brain dead at 1.26pm. We then had to turn off his life support."
“He was 27 years old and had a 14-month-old son."
“Shaun is missed every single day. We try to raise awareness of meningitis, especially as it can affect adults, not just babies and young children - it can affect any age."