Dave chats with Mike Rolls about his upcoming book Ditch the Dead Weight?

Mike was a typical sports-mad teenager when he contracted meningococcal septicaemia – one of the deadliest diseases on the planet – on a football trip.

Overnight he was fighting for his life. His parents were told he had a five per cent chance of survival. They were told several times to say their goodbyes.

When Mike regained consciousness, he had lost his right leg, half his left foot, two fingers and part of his nose. He couldn’t speak.

In addition to these external injuries Mike suffered horrific internal trauma, including kidney failure, liver failure and multiple bleeds on the brain.

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After a painfully slow recovery and eight years of living with a leg that would never heal, Mike made the extraordinarily difficult decision to have his remaining leg amputated.