I WAS saddened to read (News, November 4) that Northern Ireland footballer Willie Faulkner (23) rushed from playing to his baby Luca's hospital bed as he contracted suspected meningitis.
Everyone at Meningitis Now wishes them all the best.
It can strike with incredible speed and the symptoms are notoriously difficult to detect.
We are fighting back on all fronts by funding research to eradicate the disease and supporting those affected by it.
If anyone would like a free symptoms information pack please call our 24-hour freephone helpline 0808 8010388, or visit www.MeningitisNow.org.