It is with great sadness that we announced the loss of our friend and member Tom Snowball, on St George's Day.
Tom was a founding member of MRSA Action UK, and became involved after surviving MRSA following a triple bypass operation in February 2004. Tom endured open surgery five times over a period of nine months, as his wound would not heal following the contraction of MRSA, he didn't think he would make it, but was a survivor by his very nature, and his vocation was to help others who were faced with the fears, anxieties and aftermath of contracting MRSA.
Both as a survivor of MRSA and with a background in nursing from his army days, Tom was well equipped with the knowledge to give support and reassurance to victims and their dependants. He was compassionate and would always give help to those needing help, and would always use his sense of humour to pick you up.
Tom actively campaigned and lobbied Government for safer standards, he made many TV and Radio Broadcasts and regularly had articles published in the local and national press.
Tom, although diagnosed with cancer continued to help and give advice to those in need.
Sadly, Tom lost his battle with cancer at 1.20am on
23 April 2008. Our thoughts are with Tom's family. Tom will be sadly missed by us all.