Matt Parkes Visits Coronation Street

This week, in Coronation Street, 7-year-old Jack Webster develops sepsis after grazing his knee playing football, and his father Kevin must decide whether or not to amputate his leg to save his life.

Matthew Parkes, a survivor of sepsis and an amputee, went to Coronation Street itself to speak to actor Michael Le Vell, who plays Kevin Webster about the potentially devastating effects of sepsis, and the importance of raising awareness.

Although hard to watch, Jack’s storyline is fictional. But every year, in real life, thousands of parents are faced with the same terrible decision Kevin Webster has to make in order to save his son’s life.