TEENAGER Kieren Brown, who suffered life-threatening injuries in a horrific cycling accident when he was 14, has become the face of Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance’s (WNAA) latest fundraising campaign.
The fundraising hero, now 17, has already raised over £5,000 for the service that helped save his life in 2013.
The charity’s first ever Air Ambulance Week will take place from Monday September 21 until Sunday September 27.
The charity hopes to paint the county yellow by handing out its yellow badges in exchange for donations during the week.
Kieran was knocked off his push bike by a car and was unconscious and bleeding when the Ambulance service reached him.
It was thanks to the service that Kieran is still alive following a major brain injury, facial lacerations, a broken leg, two fractured vertebrae and massive blood loss.
Since, Kieran has learned to walk, talk and eat again and within months was back on his bike again.
Critical care paramedic, Danny Evans, said: “It’s absolutely amazing to hear how well Kieren is doing now, considering the extent of the life-threatening injuries he sustained in his accident, and all of the strenuous challenges he’s faced since.
“It would be my absolute pleasure to meet such an inspirational young man, and award him with such a deserving title.
“What he’s done is awesome.”
Volunteers are still urgently needed in Nuneaton, Coventry and Stratford.
If you can give just an hour or two to save a life like Kieren’s, please visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/give to volunteer for Air Ambulance Week.
To donate to Kieren’s appeal, please visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/kieren or call 08454 13099
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