Starfish - Surviving Sepsis

Tonight Julie Marsh, Sita Soni, Laxmi Patel and Ruth Meyer from Boyes Turner Solicitors will be attending a UK Sepsis Trust screening of the trailer of the new feature film “Starfish” which tells the incredible story of Tom Ray’s battle with sepsis.

The film tells the story of Tom and Nicola Ray, whose life changed beyond all recognition in 1999, when 38 year old Tom contracted septicaemia.

As a result of the infection, Tom had to have both legs and arms amputated and part of his face removed.

At the time of Tom’s illness, he had a two year old daughter, Grace, and his wife was nine months pregnant.  As a result of Tom’s illness, his wife had to give birth to their son while Tom was in a coma on the other side of the hospital, fighting for his life.

Tom’s symptoms started when he has violent stomach pains which he puts down to a couple of out of date sausages he had eaten.  Even when he reached hospital, doctors were slow to diagnose the life threatening blood disease.

Tom’s wife Nicola was faced with the decision to permit surgeons to amputate all four of Tom’s limbs, and most of his lower face, in an effort to save him.

Starfish is based on interviews with Tom and Nicola, and diaries that Tom kept at the time.

The couple have both been involved in the production of the film, Tom actually trained as an actor and very much wanted to be part of the acting world.

The team are very much looking forward to seeing the trailer of the film, and meeting with people from The UK Sepsis Trust.

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