A mother completed an epic coast-to-coast hike to raise £2,030 for hospital staff who saved her son.
Alyson Rice from Abernyte trekked from Ninewells Hospital to Clydebank, covering 81.2 miles over four days.
She decided to march after her son, 18-year-old Cody Rice, was diagnosed with flu in February, having spent weeks suffering from general aches, pains and fatigue.
When his condition worsened and his feet began to swell, he went back to his GP who sent him to Ninewells.
In less than 48 hours, he went into intensive care, diagnosed with blood infection septicaemia. Cody’s lungs started to collapse and Alyson was told her son was going to die.
Cody was transferred to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank where he received open heart surgery.
During his time at the west coast hospital, Alyson and her husband Rod were told for the second time there was a “very high chance” their son could die. He then had a second operation to remove a large clot from behind his right lung.
He was eventually transferred back to Ninewells and finally got home at the end of June.
Alyson dedicated her campaign, Jubilee Jaunt, to the hospital staff and thanked them for their care. Her walk was also aimed at raising awareness for the often misdiagnosed sepsis.