Little Bo August, just four years old from England, is a real whirlwind and likes to set the tone when she plays. But, just like that, her life takes a turn for the worse. In February 2015, she got chickenpox and her parents, Julia and Dan at first don’t suspect anything bad. But a short time later, they notice that their daughter is having trouble walking.
One morning, their daughter wakes up with mysterious bruises all over her legs and even on the soles of her feet. The parents take their daughter immediately to hospital. There, they diagnose Bo with the rare disease, “purpura fulminans”.
This is an acute and often fatal thrombotic disorder which manifests as blood spots, bruising and discoloration of the skin resulting from blood clotting, which in the worst cases, can lead to death within a few hours.