Deadly disease affects many small children

14th April, Edward Bright with his new legs.

14th April, Edward Bright with his new legs.

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A brave teenager who has coped without arms or legs after contracting meningitis as a youngster is starring in an exhibition dedicated to survivors.

Edward Bright, 14, contracted a rare strain of meningitis aged seven – six years after his twin brother, William, fought the disease.

They both survived, but Heanor Gate Science College pupil Edward had to have his arms and legs amputated and has worn prosthetic limbs since.

 

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