At just five years old, Jazmyn is the kid who does everything with energy. The one who is forever full of beans.
She’s fun, her mother Sarah notes. Headstrong, too.
But when she was three-and-a-half, on any other average Tuesday night, she woke with a brutally high temperature. Her body was sore. The family, who had been struggling with the flu in the weeks before, thought it made sense. She was one of the last in the family to catch the bug, perhaps this was it.
Fast forward a few hours, and her symptoms weren’t so familiar anymore.
It was August 25, 2015, and from here out on out, not much would be very familiar.
“In the morning, she was screaming in agony whenever I moved her leg,” Sarah told Mamamia, recounting the events.
“I initially thought ‘we never had any of that’ [with the flu] and I did notice a little bit of a rash, but I put that down to heat. It didn’t look strange to me.”