Heartbroken family reveal flu KILLED their son, 20, as his father, who was in an intensive care bed opposite him, also fought for his life and survived
A heartbroken family has revealed how flu killed their 20-year-old son - as his father fought for his life, battling the same illness, beside him.
They have spoken out as part of a drive to urge people to get the flu jab.
Macauley Bratherton passed away in February. His sister Michaela said: 'Macauley was a young, fit and healthy 20-year-old who liked nothing better than to spend time with his friends and family.'
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