Boy, 6, with hole in head survives meningitis 6 times

A 6-year-old boy from the U.K. has survived meningitis six times, The Daily Mail reported.

Seamus Rafferty has epilepsy and hand tremors due to damaged blood vessels, but he continues to amaze doctors, who believe he may have gotten the virus through a small hole in his skull.

Seamus recently underwent surgery to block the hole, in hopes of preventing another case of meningitis.

“He’s such a happy little boy, and it never lets it get him down,” said Seamus’ mother, Caiomhe. “After his operation he asked me if he was fixed now, and we just have to hope that he doesn’t get it again. Beating meningitis six times by the age of six is enough for anyone.”

The Meningitis Trust provided Seamus with an iPad to help him with his schoolwork. A spokeswoman for the trust said she was not aware of any other children in the U.K. who have had meningitis so many times.

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