European Limb Loss Day – Wednesday 3 December

3rd December 2014

Four years ago this month Bahman, 55, was fighting for his life as meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia ravaged his body

European limb loss day

The disease caused extensive damage and he spent five months in hospital, during which time he had to have both his legs below the knee, his right hand above the wrist and all of his fingers and thumb on his left hand amputated.

But you can’t keep a good man down and now, four years later, Bahman continues to live life to the full – playing football with his friends and learning to paint with his prosthetic limbs. He’s also undertaken a series of outdoor challenges; the most spectacular being trekking the Great Wall of China two years ago.

Most recently, Bahman has accepted an invitation from us to become our Community Ambassador in Buckinghamshire, working in his local community to help fund vital research, raise awareness and support others fighting back from meningitis.

“I know only too well how cruel this disease can be” Bahman says. “My life, and that of my family, changed completely overnight, but Meningitis Now’s support helped us all fight back.  I’m pleased now to take on this Community Ambassador role and make a difference for others in my local community. Meningitis is a devastating disease, but together we can reduce its impact and help rebuild futures.”

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