A former footballer from Dorset is hoping to raise awareness of an illness that nearly claimed his life. Kyle Critchell spent several weeks in hospital this summer after contracting severe sepsis - when the body over-reacts to an infection.
A charity that supports Sepsis patients says it believes thousands of people die unnecessarily every year because the condition isn't recognised quickly enough.
– Kyle Critchell
I don't think it's an ignorance there just isn't enough knowledge or understanding and I may only make a small difference, but if that small difference saves a couple of lives then I like to think I've played my part in helping people.
One of Kyle's closest friends Regan Coward is joining the campaign. He used to play alongside Kyle and now runs a personal training business this weekend he's organising a sponsored walk from Dorchester to Weymouth and back as part of a day of activities.
The Sepsis Trusts believes 15,000 more lives could be saved if it's caught early enough. Kyle was lucky, others aren't.
Watch Duncan Sleightholme's report below: