When West Australian couple Sharna and Brendan Marshall left from Perth airport to travel to the Thai island of Khao Lak, two hours from Phuket, they expected the toughest thing about their 10-day holiday would be the plane trip with two young kids.
But six weeks later they are still away after their 18-month old nearly lost her life to a flesh eating bacteria that attacked part of her lung leaving her critically ill.
The family of four from Eaton left Perth on June 26 with Kensi, 4, and Amarli, 18-months-old, excited about their holiday. They were travelling to meet friends, to relax, to spend some family time together.
Amarli, 18-months-old became seriously ill. Image via GoFundMe.
Upon arrival, Amarli came down with what they suspected was a cold.