Dad Struck by Deadly Bug Makes Return to Parkrun

//Dad Struck by Deadly Bug Makes Return to Parkrun

A dad who nearly died when life-threatening sepsis transformed into a ‘flesh-eating’ bacterial infection has made his return to Rogiet parkrun.

Luke Dobson was struck down with sepsis in January and has since undergone several major surgeries and spent several weeks in intensive care.

But on Saturday the 42-year-old braved the blizzard like conditions as he returned as a volunteer with his wife at the weekly event at Rogiet Countryside Park.

Ten weeks after Mr Dobson was diagnosed with necrotising fasciitis – which is sometimes referred to as the “flesh-eating disease” – the parkrun stalwart took up the role of scanning the barcodes of runners and walkers.

He also had the honour of setting the runners off at the start line.

His wife, Julie, said: “When he was in intensive care one of the things he wanted to do was to come back and start the run off.

“The parkrun team were really supportive and he was really touched by the well-wishes that he received. It was lovely for him to be able to go back and to be able to thank the team.”

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2019-07-15T12:59:22+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Awareness|