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Belated birthday gift for heart & seizure boy

Belated birthday gift for heart & seizure boy

Belated birthday gift for heart & seizure boy

When young Bradley Spanton from Sawtry suffered a life threatening seizure in the spring of this year, it was a horrific shock for him and his family. As if that wasn't enough to contend with, the seizure struck Bradley on 22nd April which was his eighth birthday. His family had planned a special birthday surprise for him, which ended up being a write-off with an emergency medical trip to Peterborough City Hospital instead.

Bradley, who has also been living with an artificial heart valve and a pace maker since he was a baby, is well aware of the limitations of having a heart condition and has learned to live as normal a life as possible. Unfortunately though, the seizure back in April didn't turn out to be a one off episode and Bradley has since been diagnosed with epilepsy. This recent news has really affected his confidence levels, with him being afraid to go outside at school playtime and he's started to question everything he does. However, his family and school have worked with Magpas to come up with a cunning plan so he could finally celebrate his birthday in style.

Back in April when young Bradley experienced his first epileptic episode in Sawtry, he needed specialist help there and then and so a Magpas Helimedix team was called out to him. The Doctor and Paramedic went on to provide Bradley with expert care before taking him to hospital by road (monitoring his condition all the way). When Bradley woke up in hospital later that day, he knew there was a big surprise lined up for his birthday (which was actually a pet rabbit). When Bradley came round to full consciousness, the first words he uttered were, "Was the helicopter my birthday surprise?". He was extremely disappointed he didn't get the chance to see inside the helicopter and kept mentioning this to his Dad Charlie and partner Zoe.

On the morning of Wednesday 10th June, Bradley was in the school classroom with his fellow 29 school mates (in the Picasso Class), when at 11am there was a surprise knock at the door courtesy of Magpas Dr Tom Odbert (who flew to Bradley in April). Tom introduced himself and invited Bradley for a VIP guided tour of the Magpas helicopter (along with a birthday cake, balloons, streamers and all the celebratory trimmings). Dad Charlie says, "we were so excited for Bradley, he had absolutely no idea this was going to happen. When Magpas Dr Tom appeared at the classroom door, Bradley's eyes lit up! The last few months have really knocked him for six, so today has really given him a brilliant boost of confidence".

Charlie went on to say, "As soon as Bradley saw the helicopter, he jumped in and loved every second of his belated birthday present. Meeting the Magpas specialist medics today and seeing how everything operates really brings home how they bring the trauma centre to a patient who's really sick. I'll never forget that day, when they just flew to Bradley and saved the situation - we're so, so grateful".

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Run with Rebekah - if she can, so can you!

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Run with Rebekah - if she can, so can you! Please help this extraordinary woman, who is determined to save more lives after battling to survive her own.

The idea is to help raise funds to buy more lifesaving specialist equipment for Magpas Helimedix, much like the kit that was used to help save Rebekah's life. For Rebekah's story; please see as below, or watch the feature filmed by ITV Anglia just by clicking on this link: 

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2015-05-20/charity-run-for-medical-charity-who-saved-womans-life/

To join the Run with Rebekah campaign:

Simply donate funds directly to Rebecca's Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Rebekah-Cheshire/ 

OR why not sign up to a running event near to where you live and either donate the money raised directly to Rebekah's Just Giving page (as above), OR you can create your own page (making it clear that you are supporting the Run with Rebekah campaign).

On the morning of 20th December in 1994, Louise Donaldson from near Peterborough, was driving her little daughter Rebekah to nursery in Wisbech on her way to work. Suddenly, the car span out of control, left the road and careered head on into a 10-foot ditch. Louise suffered a broken collar bone and Rebekah (who was almost 3 years old at the time), was left with head and body injuries so severe, her mum was convinced her baby was dead. "I remember being in the back of the ambulance" Louise says. "My neck was in a brace, I couldn't move and I was in a total panic; whilst two doctors treated Rebekah and comforted me that they were doing the best they could for her". It turns out that Rebekah died twice on the way to Peterborough District Hospital (as it was then), only to be revived twice thanks to two Magpas volunteer doctors and the vital equipment they were using.

Rebekah had sustained critical brain damage and was predicted to live in a vegetative state for the rest of her life, if she survived at all. However, this incredible young woman has since defied all expectations; she is now 23 years old and she has learnt to walk, talk, hear, eat, sit and see again! Despite dealing with some physical, learning and emotional challenges, Rebekah Cheshire (as she is now known) is determined to train to run long distances (which doesn't come easily for her). Her mission? To fundraise and buy crucial lifesaving equipment, much like the kit that was used to help save her life 20 years ago. Now Rebekah is inviting you run with her - wherever you are!

Before the horrific accident in 1994, mum Louise describes her daughter as being incredibly bright and ahead of her years, "She absolutely loved books and jigsaw puzzles and didn't give up until all the pieces were in the right place". These days Rebekah is just as strong minded and won't ever say the word, "can't". On 14th June, after months of hard training, she ran her first event; the Stanwick Lakes 5km run. Rebekah crossed the finishing line in under an hour, with her entire family cheering her on!

Rebekah is hoping to be involved with yet more runs and she is asking people to sign up to sporting events wherever they are and raise funds for the charity that helped to save her life. Mum and daughter Cheshire appreciate more than most the importance of having access to lifesaving equipment when it's urgently needed. They have since found out the portable defibrillator, used by the Magpas Doctors in the ambulance in 1994, was only made available thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of another local family (who Magpas were called out a few months before).

Twenty years on and the care Magpas Helimedix provides continues to evolve and so does the equipment we use; bringing A&E care by land and by air to patients in life threatening situations in the East of England. Recently, inspirational Rebekah Cheshire (dressed in her running kit) was joined by her mother Louise and former Magpas Doctor Nick Jackson who helped this mother and daughter all those years ago. This was Rebekah's first visit to the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base, as we get ready to support her campaign. Magpas Medical Director Dr Simon Lewis also thanked Rebekah and her family for all their efforts, as we encourage more people to Run with Rebekah - and help raise funds for much needed kit and specialist treatment to help save more Rebekahs!

To sponsor Rebekah's run, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/Rebekah-Cheshire/

 

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Reunited - survivor thanks off duty Magpas Paramedic following cardiac arrest at airport

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When Alec Molton set off from his Suffolk home for Stansted airport on 3rd June last year, the only thing on his mind was the family holiday to Spain he was about to embark on. Once at the airport and shortly after checking in, Alec turned round to his loved ones and said, "Sorry son, I've had it", whilst suddenly feeling horribly unwell. Alec collapsed and went into a near-death cardiac arrest. The Worlington father of two needed crucial help and fast, or he would not survive. No one could have predicted that at that very moment an off duty, specialist lifesaving paramedic (from Ely) would also be nearby with his wife and child, ready to go on their family break abroad.

On this fateful afternoon, Magpas Helimedix Paramedic Dan Read had also just arrived at Stansted Departure Terminal with his wife and their young daughter. They were getting ready to check their bags in and were just organising their passports and tickets. Whilst Dad Dan was looking after his little girl, his wife saw a man had fallen to the floor and airport police were trying to help - something was seriously wrong. She immediately told Dan who instinctively clicked into 'work mode', he joined the throng of people who were gathering around the man and offered his assistance. Dan then took charge, stopping any confusion from setting in and helped to provide enhanced life support for his fellow traveller. The man in question was of course 70 year old Alec Molton.

Dressed in shorts, flip-flops and a T-shirt, Dan provided structural organisational skills whilst working alongside the Airport Police, to help save Alec's life. They were soon joined by the Airport Fire service who brought some extra medical kit with them and two nurses stepped in to assist. An EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew then arrived to help. Whilst this was all going on, as with his day to day professional role, Dan directed everyone as to what needed to be done to keep Alec alive.

Shortly afterwards, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Air Crew flew in to Stansted Airport. Pre-Hospital care Dr Ash Vasireddy and Critical Care Paramedic Jo Lambert arrived at the scene and saw Dan, their fellow off duty Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance Paramedic (and colleague) performing crucial CPR for their patient. All three specialist medics then worked together to provide enhanced pre-hospital care for the Alec, before the air ambulance crew accompanied him to Basildon Hospital. Whilst all this was going on, Dan didn't once consider whether he was going to miss his flight. Looking back to that day, when asked if he feels heroic, he replies, "Absolutely not! I've got the specialist skills to use and I wouldn't think twice - in or out of work". Dan and his family did eventually manage to catch their flight after Stansted fast tracked them through.

Eleven months on and it's been a long recovery process, but Alec Molton is doing really well. So well in fact that Alec wanted to say thank you to everyone involved that day, but he especially wanted to thank Dan. Alec and his family have been trying to get in touch with Dan over the past few months. Recently, Alec and his wife finally met Dan to thank him personally for everything he did on the afternoon of 3rd June 2015. They were also joined by the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Air Crew, as we highlighted the sheer passion of all our Air Ambulance Charity Paramedics and Doctors across the Eastern region - for the frontline care they bring to patients suffering life-threatening illnesses or injuries...whether the medics are at work or not, as the case may be!

Why not get involved in a fundraising challenge and help raise vital funds for Magpas. Find out more here: http://www.magpas.org.uk/support-us/how-to-fundraise

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Heartfelt thanks from Magpas former patient

Heartfelt thanks from Magpas former patient

Former patient David Nicholas recently paid a visit to the Magpas Helimedix Base to say a special thank you to Magpas Paramedic Chris Hawkins, for helping to save his life.

In February last year, Wisbech resident David was being driven to the doctors by his wife Janet after he complained of feeling unwell. It was in the car on route to the doctors that David took a turn for the worse; he went into a cardiac arrest.

Paramedic Chris and Doctor David Driver were the Helimedix Team on shift that day, they flew to Wisbech in the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance to help David, who was at that point fighting for his life in his car.

When the helicopter landed, a member of public was there to meet the Helimedix Team and drive them down the road to where David was. Fortunately, an EEAST Ambulance Crew had already successfully revived David when the Magpas Team arrived.  The Helimedix were then able to provide enhanced A&E care for David, putting him into a medically induced coma to protect his brain and reduce the impact of the cardiac arrest.

The fantastic lifesaving news is that David has since made a full recovery. As soon as he was able, he made great efforts to get in contact with everybody who helped him that day, to thank them for their part in saving his life.

Whilst he was at the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base, David said, “I am over the moon to have met Chris and the Team, it’s been fantastic! The lifesaving work Magpas does is vital.”

He added, “I wear my Magpas badge every day since the Helimedix Team helped save me, to help spread the word about their amazing service.”

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How Helen's life was saved

How Helen's life was saved

One evening in May last year, wife and mum Helen was driving home from seeing friends when she was involved in a horrendous road incident. Helen was left trapped in her car and suffering from severe life-threatening injuries, when Magpas Helimedix Doctor Wayne Kark and Paramedic Ryan Warwick arrived at the scene by the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance. Helen has since made an incredible recovery.

This is her story:

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Video courtesy of our videography sponsor Andy Wilkinson from Shooting Image Ltd.

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Heart attack in a plane at 1200ft, towing a glider!

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PHOTO CAPTIONS: 

Photo 1: Dave Gilham in the Aeroplane G-PSGC (Piper Pawnee) which he was flying at the time he suffered a heart attack in mid-air

Photo 2: Magpas former patient Dave Gilham with Magpas Helimedix Paramedic Simon Standen at the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base

With each day that passes since 13th December last year, Dave Gilham says he counts his lucky stars that he's still alive! On the afternoon of that fateful day Dave, who's a member of the Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club, was going about one of his duties flying a single seat plane and towing a fellow glider pilot higher and higher into the skies. When he reached 1200 feet, experienced pilot Dave was feeling horribly unwell; he felt dizzy and lightheaded and then suddenly his arms and hands started to tingle. He realised something was seriously wrong, so made the decision to abandon the tow and land immediately. This was the best judgement call of his life, Dave was having a heart attack.

Dave descended his aircraft and - against all odds - made a good landing. He then managed to get out of the plane and within a short distance of being driven to hospital, things steadily grew worse. 999 was dialled and an Ambulance Crew arrived, shortly followed by specialist medical team Magpas Helimedix, who flew to a nearby field and provided Dave with enhanced A&E level care in the back of an ambulance. Having stabilised Dave's condition, the Helimedix then flew Dave to Papworth Hospital for further treatment.

Dave is 61 years old, he has been flying since 1980 and is a keen helicopter, fixed wing and glider pilot. He's a non-smoker, a healthy eater and a regular exerciser; so it's understandable for him to question as to why this was happening to him!

Three months on and Dave has made a remarkable recovery, he's so well in fact, he's on the way to getting back to flying once again! Dave sums things up by saying, "I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the Magpas team, what incredible skills and expertise we have in this area!". Recently, to celebrate Dave's narrow escape and the fantastic news that he is on the verge to taking to the skies once more, Dave met up with one of the specialist Magpas Helimedix team, Paramedic Simon Standen, who helped to save his life that day. The visit was a really heartwarming occasion and it was truly wonderful to see Dave looking so well.

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Metal plates & screws won’t stop Cat from running 26.2 miles!

Metal plates & screws won’t stop Cat from running 26.2 miles!

Photo caption (left to right):

Magpas Helimedix Chief Pilot Richard Eastwood, Cat Elliott, Magpas Crew Member Steve Hunwicks, Magpas Helimedix Paramedic Paul Sallis (who flew to the scene of Cat's accident) and Magpas Helimedix Dr Vijayasankar in front of the helicopter and rapid response BMW.

Despite having two metal plates and 11 screws literally holding her right ankle together, 40 year old Cat Elliott from Newmarket is determined to complete all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon this coming April, for Magpas Helimedix.

On 19th March 2014, Cat was out riding a racehorse when she suffered a severe fall leaving her with a shattered, fractured, acutely dislocated right ankle - and a foot that was so badly bent, it was cutting off her circulation. Not only was Cat in agony, but she also needed her foot to be manipulated back into her ankle, before going to hospital. Without the right expert advice and treatment, she was at high risk of not being able to walk unaided again!

Cat remembers, "I was shaking and I needed someone to make the right decision about what was best for my injuries. The Ambulance Service were there and doing a good job, when one of the paramedics said, "We need to get a whirly bird here right now". It was then that I realised I urgently needed advanced care, or I would suffer permeant damage to my leg".

Cat goes on to say, "When the Magpas Helimedix team flew to me, it was a great relief. They took control, dealt with my awful situation and made sure I arrived at Addenbrooke's Hospital in a comfortable condition".

As soon as she was able, Cat who works for a Newmarket horse trainer, set herself the challenge of running the London Marathon. She wants to raise the amount it would have cost to fly the Magpas Helimedix Doctor and Paramedic (with their specialist drugs and equipment) to her in March. In the early days, when she was learning to run again, she could feel the plates in her leg and it was really sore! The biggest difficulty for Cat has been her stronger left leg, which has been compensating for her more fragile right leg. As a result, she has had to have intensive physio, to release the deep muscle tension.

Recently Cat came up to the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base to meet Magpas Paramedic Paul Sallis, who helped to save her lower leg. She thanked him and said, "I remember the first time I saw Paul and his fellow Magpas Helimedix Doctor Nick arriving at the scene of my accident, I knew everything would be ok".

Cat went on to say, "Just visiting here and seeing what Magpas does, makes me all the more determined to keep on training for the London Marathon. My aim is to raise at least £2,500 - I can't back out this now! In fact, I think it's good for everyone for set themselves at least one challenge in their life".

Paramedic Paul explained how it felt to meet Cat again, "It's wonderful to see her doing so well. She's obviously really focused on her training and we all very much appreciate what she's doing for us. A lot of people would just concentrate on getting better, but Cat is clearly on a mission! We are hugely grateful to her. Magpas Helimedix can only carry on providing specialist care to seriously ill and injured people, in the East of England, in their moment of need - thanks to charitable donations".

If you would like to sponsor this extremely inspiring woman, here's the link to her fundraising page:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=CatherineElliott&faId=509034&isTeam=false

 

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Brandon Gravett's incredible story

Brandon Gravett's incredible story

Meet Magpas Helimedix former patient Brandon Gravett. 

Magpas Helimedix, Dr Simon Lews and Paramedic Dan Read, flew to Brandon when he was 11 years old. Brandon suffered life threatening injuries after his first day at school, when he was hit by a bus.

This video tells his story:

Brandon's film highlights the crucial, lifesaving difference Magpas Helimedix can make, as we bring A&E care by land and by air to patients suffering from acute illnesses or injuries, in the East of England and beyond.

The Helimedix can start treatment straight away, thus saving more lives and reducing the effect of head and other severe injuries. Serious incidents can happen anywhere; at the roadside, in town centres, at sporting events, in remote locations, at the water's edge, in the school playground or even in someone's home.

Supporting the Ambulance Service, our prime goal is not only to save lives, but for our patients to recover more quickly, spend less time in hospital and return to a decent quality of life with their loved ones.

We would like to thank our videography sponsor Andy Wilkinson, from Shooting Image Ltd., for giving many hours of his free time to make this powerful Magpas video (amongst others). For more information on what Andy does, please log onto: http://www.shootingimage.co.uk/

 

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Little Hertfordshire girl given chance to fight for life

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Imagine how you'd feel if you were at work, knowing your nine year old daughter was happily playing with friends after school, when the phone rings and you're told your child has been hit by a car and is dying at the roadside?

At 5pm on the evening of 12th September in 2013, Abaigh O'Gallagher was out playing football in a park in Hemel Hempstead, when the ball rolled out into the road. When Abaigh ran out to fetch the football, she was hit by a car and left with severe, life threatening head and body injuries. Her father, Patrick, says, "I remember rushing to the scene of Abaigh's incident. I kept telling myself she was going to be OK. When I got there the area was cordoned off, there were lots of emergency vehicles and loads of people surrounding the perimeter. I ran to where Abaigh was lying. She looked so poorly, I held her hand and reassured her that everything was going to be alright".

Patrick explains, "I can remember people saying it didn't look good and feeling scared to the core. The first I can recall about feeling better was when I was told specialist A&E care was on its way by helicopter. When the Magpas Helimedix team arrived, it was a great relief. Even though the ambulance service paramedics had done a really amazing job, Abaigh clearly had suffered serious, traumatic injuries and needed help".

"Abaigh was in a bad way, she looked physically very distressed". Patrick describes, "I remember her eyes rolling, but she showed real determination. She was fighting for her life. Magpas quickly and confidently gave Abaigh enhanced medical attention as well as taking control of the scene and I for one felt better for them being there. They clearly had a plan. They anaesthetised Abaigh and put her in a medically induced coma to reduce the impact of her injuries. They ultimately gave her treatment which I believe saved her life, before flying her to Addenbrooke's hospital".

After she was awakened from her coma, Abaigh had to learn how to walk, talk and function properly. Almost 15 months later to the day of the accident and incredibly 10 year old Abaigh has fully recovered! Patrick says, "We will always be grateful to Magpas, as I feel they saved my daughter's life. Had Magpas not been available at the time of Abaigh's accident, I dread to think of the outcome. The Magpas Helimedix literally brought a trauma centre to Abaigh and saved her life. I often think of Magpas when Abaigh rides her scooter or plays in the park as her recovery was only made possible by what they did that day. They gave her the foundation and the opportunity to fight and recover".

Just before Christmas little Abaigh O'Gallagher met the people who saved her life, as she got ready to celebrate her first proper Christmas with her family since the horrific accident in September 2013. Abaigh visited the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base in Huntingdon with her Dad Patrick - who is also in training for an extreme bike riding challenge to raise money for Magpas Helimedix (and the Sick Children Trust). Abaigh's mother Cassie, Abaigh's teenage sister Leanne was also joined by Patrick's training partner Alan (who will be taking part in the fundraising cycling mission with Patrick) and his family. Abaigh met the Magpas Helimedix Doctor Tom Odbert and enhanced Paramedic Sally Boor for the first time since the accident and thanked them; she can't remember anything about that day, so couldn't remember anything at all about them until the visit to the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base.

Abaigh's Dad said, "This is a very happy occasion. Without Tom and Sally, we may not have been all here today. I can't thank Magpas enough".

If you would like to support Patrick's bike ride, please log onto: https://www.justgiving.com/Patrick-O-Gallagher1/

Thank you.

 

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Baby girl delivered outside Magpas Helimedix Base!

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Photo caption (left to right)Magpas Helimedix Doctor Alexandra Cross, Nick Usher, Theresa Usher and baby Beatrice Usher

The Magpas Helimedix were called to a rather an unusual incident recently, which literally took place on the Magpas doorstep! Watch this video (courtesy of Andy Wilkinson from Shooting Image Ltd) to find out more:

One night, towards the end of last year, Mum-to-be Theresa Usher from Manea was being driven to hospital by her husband after she started experiencing contractions. When the labour progressed faster than expected, husband Nick was left with no other choice but to pull the car into the nearest lay-by, which also happened to be the entrance to the Magpas Helimedix Operations Base gate! Magpas Helimedix, Doctor Alexandra Cross, Paramedic Simon Standen and Doctor Vijayasankar, drove the shortest distance on Magpas incident record to Mr and Mrs Usher at the gate, via the Magpas Rapid Response BMW. They then helped to bring the couple's new addition into the world, whilst working alongside a local midwife (who was on the phone) and an EEAST Ambulance Service Paramedic Crew.

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Last updated: October 24, 2017

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