�The parasite had done a lot of damage and my organs started to shut down,� he said.
�At one point a priest was called to read my last rights.�
Mr Braimbridge recovered but was left with hemianopia, meaning he suffers vision loss in the left side of each eye.
Formerly a keen runner who participated in triathlons and marathons, he was no longer able to run safely.
�I missed my independence,� he said.
�I tried running on the treadmill but it wasn�t the same and I nearly had a few accidents by veering to the right when I couldn�t see,� he said.
But staff at not-for-profit organisation VisAbility helped Mr Braimbridge adjust to his new level of vision and get back to his passion of running.
�When I met Eve at the VisAbility gym, she knew how much I loved running and decided to start up a client running club,� he said.
�She suggested the City to Surf would be a great goal post to focus on improving my fitness and matched me with a guide to start training.�
Mr Braimbridge will run the event�s 12km course on August 30 with VisAbility staff member Tony Hagan, as part of Guide Dogs WA�s Jog 4 a Dog team.