15-year-old Daniel was knocked off his bike by a car and was left critically injured and fighting for his life when our ambulance crews arrived to him.
Paramedic Pamela, Emergency Medical Technician Dave and Advanced Paramedic Luke were the first on scene to treat Daniel and knew instantly that he was in a critical condition.
They rushed Daniel to hospital on standby where he was put in an induced coma for four days and came close to losing his fight for survival due to the nature of his injuries.
His mum Tara contacted us as she was unable to stop thinking about the outstanding care that Daniel received and how traumatic it must have been for the crews first on scene to see such horrific injuries.
Speaking about the ambulance crews Tara said: “We are so grateful for all their hard work and for saving my son’s life. Everybody involved deserves more than I or anybody could ever give. I could never thank them enough or find the right words because it still wouldn’t do any justice for how our family feels towards them.
“We are very lucky to still have Daniel with us and I honestly believe it is down to the fantastic knowledge, passion and dedication of the ambulance crews that helped him that day. Those people first on the scene had to make quick and important decisions. I spoke to people that sat with Daniel and they also told me how fast they got there to help.
“Daniel is learning to live a new life now. Physically he his fine but mentally and emotionally he has dealt with so much. I can’t even put into words what it means to have a brain injury as it’s so complex, it’s heart-breaking from a mother’s perspective but he is here with his family thanks to North West Ambulance Service.”
Daniel and his mum met up with Pamela, Dave and Luke who saved his life to say thank you. If it wasn’t for them, he may not be here now.