An 8 year old loses both limbs to a rare form of meningitis but is well on the way to recovery


Not always does vaccinations help children as was proved in the case of little Kyle Vincent who was struck down with the dreaded disease of meningococcal septicemia when he was 8 years old. The diseases ravaged his body which led to the loss of both legs and one hand. The most unfortunate aspect of this incident was the fact that Kyle had received the meningitis C vaccine when he was a baby but it hardly made a difference.

Kyle Vincent was almost on the verge of death with septicemia eating his leg until doctors put him into an induced coma so his body could fight the disease. The eight year old lost his legs to the fatal disease but struggled on to recovery.


1 How it all started

It all started on March 5th when Kyle at his home in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire felt sick and complained of a headache. He was also running a fever which showed 39.2 degrees Celsius. It was then that his mom Cheryl got worried and researched meningitis symptoms online as per her mother’s advice.

Cheryl thought it may be a bug and gave the boy a Calpol and Nurofen. After calling a helpline, she was told to monitor his fever and keep him cool. By morning, the boy was almost paralyzed. He could not move even to get up and go to the bathroom.

Kyle at his home

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