To say Charlie Cave is a lucky boy is an understatement. The 19-month-old toddler from Kempston in Bedfordshire almost died after developing a rare flesh eating infection following a bout of chicken pox.
He was just 13-months-old when medics at Great Ormond Street said it was unlikely he would survive. His parents Alan and Becky Cave say he’s quite literally one in a million.
Charlie had Strep A an infection that rapidly spreads across the body and kills tissue.
With a temperature of over 42 degrees and a heart rate of 227 Alan and Becky were told to prepare for the worst.
A one hour operation, two weeks in intensive care, kidney failure and a collapsed lung and somehow this miracle boy pulled through.
The Cave’s now want to raise awareness about the condition.