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I am an A & E physician & I am raising money for Magpas Air Ambulance because the charity saves lives 24/7 by land & air.

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  • Event: Magpas Skydive, 08 Jul 2017

Magpas Air Ambulance

We bring advanced care by land and air 24/7 to save lives and reduce disability

Story

A boy who was seriously injured after being crushed between two cars has had the chance to meet some of his life-savers.

Josh Bright (11), suffered multiple broken bones, and has had to undergo a number of operations to straighten the growth of his legs.

The incident, which happened last year  was a dark day for him and his family.

Speaking of the incident, dad Nick said: “We decided to treat Josh to an Indian meal that night; we had finished and were waiting to cross the road to our car when a car hit Josh. It all happened so fast it was hard to process what had happened at the time. Luckily people in the restaurant called 999 immediately.”

Josh was treated at the scene by the ambulance service, before Magpas Doctor and Paramedic arrived and sedated Josh, providing him with specialist A&E care there and then. Josh was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and he has since gone on to live like a normal boy, according to dad Nick. He said: “I’m so happy he is able to run around like kids his age should. That wouldn’t be the case if it wasn’t for the speed and care Josh received from EEAST and Magpas. It was so reassuring to have the highly trained Magpas team there; I’d hate to think what would have happened to Josh without the advanced treatment Magpas provided him with at the scene. All the emergency services were amazing and we are all very grateful for that.”

The stories are endless but the money is not. Magpas relies on generous public donations. Such patients have little or no chance to survive if they do not receive critical interventions and treatments immediately. Tragedy can strike to anyone and anytime and it is your support that has kept Magpas charity going for last 45 years. Please help me to raise money so we continue the amazing work.

14£ will help us to put a patient to sleep before putting them on ventilator. 55£ keeps our car running for a day and 262£ is the fuel cost to fly helicopter for a shift.

On a lighter note, I am not someone who is comfortable with heights. But this year I have made a pledge to overcome my fears by skydiving at 13000 feet for the charity. Please make it happen and donate.

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