By Tom Place For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:13 BST, 20 June 2019 | Updated: 02:13 BST, 20 June 2019
A woman has revealed how her mother's refusal to have her vaccinated as a child resulted in her almost dying from tetanus after she stepped on a rusty nail.
The woman, known only as Meredith, said her jaw and shoulder began to seize as the effects of the deadly disease began to set in and she was rushed to a Brisbane teaching hospital in 2018.
She told BBC News she was the hospital's first tetanus case in more than 30 years and staff and students watched at her bedside in amazement as she was treated.
'I'm not going to die at 36 because of tetanus,' she said to herself at the time.
A woman known as Meredith has told of how she almost died from tetanus in 2018 when she stepped on a rusty nail due to her 'hippy' mother forbidding vaccinations growing up (stock image)
She recovered quickly after receiving a blood donation from an already vaccinated patient, but was left with resentment towards her mother for preventing her from being vaccinated.
A year later Meredith is so still far too upset to explain to her mother how her negligence put her in mortal danger.
'My mum, grandma and aunties are all