On Monday my 19 year old son told me that a lad who was in the year below him at school was in Hospital with Meningococcal. I was a little concerned for him, but thought, well, he would receive the treatment he needed (after all, he had played football for the School A team(AFL) the day before so he couldnt be that sick, could he! His parents were overseas, but they were returning home asap. That was fine, good they were coming home so quickly.
He was a little unwell Sunday; nothing major. His ankles a little swollen but he had just played football so of course he would be a little sore. In the early hours of Monday morning, he was taken to hospital.
Monday morning he was put on life support.
Yesterday morning at 6am (Tuesday) he had died.
Jack was 18, he was a school prefect; he played in the A team for football and cricket. He was the son of Oren and Jill Klemich, who both gladly gave their time to assist charity auctions throughout Adelaide. They had been married for a long time, and still both really happy in their marriage, never a hint of anything. Oren was a very well known real estate Agent in SA; he and Jill, wonderful people. Jack was their only son, they have two lovely girls.
How fragile life is. RIP Jack. Your death has rocked the Saints Community. You will be so very missed.