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Invicta's Sam Bartholomew's friends run to raise cash for medics who saved him

Friday 16th September 2016

AN Invicta student who suffered life-threatening organ failure diuring a run was released from hospital the day friends held a race to raise funds for the medics who saved him

Sam Bartholomew, 18, spent five weeks in intensive care after doctors put jhim into a medically induced coma after collapsing in Gravesend at the beginning of August.

Friends and family undertook a 10K run to raise funds for nthe Kings |College Hospital Charity which saved Sam's life on the day.

He said on Facebook: "Every step tonight means so much."

Dad Terry, of West Malling, said: "We are pleased to say that Sam is out of intensive care and progessing well at home."

Sam suffered organ failure possibly due to heat and dehydration on August 5.