Nothing can prepare you for the news that your child could die. Back in 2016, Bayo and Bola Mabo had no inkling of the terrible threat their family would soon face. Two of their children, Sam and Zoe, were at university and their 14 year old son, Michael, was studying for his end of year exams; filling every spare moment with his other passions of music and sport.
"I broke down completely as I realised that Michael might be taken from me overnight. I remember saying, ““I don’t want to lose my son. He’s got his whole future ahead of him.”"
"Words can’t describe how overjoyed we felt when Michael finally opened his eyes and said, "“Why am I here?”" When he said he was hungry and thirsty we knew our boy was on the road to recovery!"
"Everyone on the ward – from the consultants who explained everything to us patiently, to the dietician and physiotherapist who helped Michael build up his strength – played a part in bringing Michael back from the brink of death. I’ll never forget how wonderful they all were."