A fundraiser has been set up to support the family of a 12 year old boy who is suffering brain injuries after being hit by a car in Garston.
The crash happened on the A405 North Orbital Road at 2.55pm on October 1, it is believed Jack crossed the northbound carriageway opposite McDonald’s colliding with a blue Honda Civic.
He received a fractured skull and brain injuries and was airlifted to hospital where his condition was described as critical.
Jack’s parents, Jo and Tim, have been by his side since the incident which meant that Tim has been unable to work.
MyLocalNews spoke with Jack’s great aunt Trudy Leach, who said: “Since the accident, Jo and Tim have spent days and nights at the hospital by Jack’s side, as well still caring for Jack’s little brother, Teddy, who is missing his big bro terribly.
“Tim is unable to work and therefore he has no income to pay his mortgage, household bills and travel expenses. This is adding a huge weight to their shoulders at a time that their focus is on helping their son pull through.
“They are all going through the most torturous time of their lives and are barely coping with the emotions and feelings of helplessness at just sitting and watching their son, whilst hoping and praying that their little boy pulls through.
“It’s very difficult for them they want their old son back, it’s an emotional rollercoaster.”
Trudy gave us an update on Jack’s condition, who is still very poorly but no longer critical.
She commented: “Jack has been moved out of intensive care into a room today. He is still bed bound and receiving one to one care.
“Doctors are pleased with how things are going so far. He needs a quiet place to rest because it takes time for the brain to get over that sort of trauma.
“They don’t know how it’s going to be, and Jack is very confused at the moment.”
Jack’s great aunt would also like to thank everyone who has donated so far, she said: “Everybody has been so kind and generous it’s really heart-warming that people care, we live in this world where people hardly talk to each other, but this shows that actually we live in a great community.
“Jo and Tim are overwhelmed by the love and support of everyone, they are bombarded by messages of people wishing them well and that gives them strength.”
If you would like to donate please visit gofund.me/f19e79e9