THE widow of a man who died suddenly from a rare form of meningitis last month has announced that she is pregnant with his son.
Clare Streeter, of Glyn Avenue, Rhyl, who is still coming to terms with the death of her partner of 14 years Marciano Nolan (pictured right), is 21 weeks pregnant with a baby boy.
“We knew since I was eight weeks pregnant. Marciano knew, we had planned the pregnancy,” said Clare.
“He wanted a boy, he is having a boy.”
The mum-of-three revealed the baby will be named Marciano after his father.
Clare added: “Having Marciano is going to be hard because he won’t be able to meet his dad, but it is something positive.
“Seeing the scan he looks just like him.”
Clare has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the disease in adults and has had more than 150 people join her Maz’s Meningitis Campaign Nolan Facebook page.
The 29-year-old said: “Something needs to be done, people are dying from this disease.”
The couple have three children - Ysgol Emmanuel pupils Brandon, 11 and Lizzie, seven, and Bella, just eight months old.
Clare said: “I have to put my thoughts aside and concentrate on my children.
“Ysgol Emmanuel have been fantastic, the school has been so supportive, I couldn’t have asked for a better school.”
Mr Nolan’s funeral was held on January 24 at St Mary’s Church, Rhyl.
He ran a burger van on the A55 near Rhuallt and previously worked at the Liverpool Arms, Rhyl.
He fell ill on January 2 and his condition got progressively worse, suffering from severe headaches, dehydration and aversion to light.
Clare sent him to Glan Clwyd’s emergency department but he was sent home with medication with staff believing him to be suffering from a virus.
He was admitted to the hospital again later that day after his condition deteriorated.