Jenny and Neil Burdett allowed their friend Charlene Reed to post the photos of their 2-year-old daughter, Faye, featured in the above video, after the toddler died of meningitis on Valentine’s Day. The Burdetts asked Reed and others to share the images of their daughter, who battled the disease for two weeks, in order to spread awareness about vaccination.
“No, it’s not nice, but it’s reality, and it’s what this disease did to Faye which made her sadly lose her life on Sunday,” Reed wrote in her Facebook post, calling for followers to sign and share a petition that calls on the U.K. government to cover vaccination all children against meningitis B, not just newborns.
his is Faye and This is Meningitis.
As youre aware, ive had a pretty shit weekend with news, some of that news being that beautiful 2 year old Faye couldnt fight any longer and died on Sunday 14th February 2016. Having known Faye’s mum Jenny since school through my best friend Emma, i knew that she was a tough bird, but i didnt know just how tough, strong and brave she is until now. Faye fought for a whopping 2 weeks with meningitis and at times, we really thought she would come through so to receive the news on monday morning was not only heartbreaking but shocking.
“Faye, and her so very brave mum has given permission to share this photo to raise awareness. No it’s not nice but it’s reality, and it’s what this disease did to Faye which made her sadly lose her life on Sunday.
Please sign and share the petition on my profile – We are trying to get parliament to reconsider charging us hundreds of pounds each to protect our children from this. In Faye’s legacy we will fight to raise awareness. “
Jen & Neils words :
Faye was taken to A&E with a rash on her forehead, she was then transferred by south bank retrieval service to Evelina children’s hospital where her heart stopped in the ambulance, they revived her and spent hours working on stabilising her, we were given a 1% survival rate but she proved them wrong and carried on fighting, after a few days she seemed to have turned a corner but the the sepsis started to effect her more & the decision of limb removal was made, but the extent of removal was massive, full leg amputation and one arm and plastic surgery, but she was getting tired, her little body consumed by meningitis and sepsis (blood poisoning) we had to make the decision, a massive operation and she may die or we let her go peacefully on her own accord, we decided the latter & then watched our little girl slip away & at 9pm February 14th she finally fell asleep forever. All this in only 11days.
Play forever in peace Faye
(02.12.13 – 14.02.16)