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Abi Fraser

Abi Fraser

Name: Abi Fraser
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Wem, Shrewsbury
Campaign: To educate people about antibiotic resistance

My mum has a lot of health conditions including diabetes and asthma. She's been prescribed different antibiotics over the years and when she was 41 she developed an infection resistant to the drugs. 

 

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria in the body are no longer killed by antibiotics causing them to spread and the person to remain sick.

 

If mum has something wrong with her it will be ten times more difficult because her body can't fight infections. 

 

It's had a severe impact on her life; she's been hospitalised six times because of it. 

 

I made the leaflet with Fixers because I want to show that antibiotic resistance can ruin people's lives and once it's happened there's no way to reverse it. 

 

We've put the leaflets in plastic capsules which look like tablets and we want to share them in doctor's surgeries and hospitals. My mum is proud of me for doing this project and I hope this project gets the message out there. 

Alyana Nonan and Gareth Matthews helped me with this Fix. 

Shropshire Young Health Champions supported me with this Fix. 

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