Wigan teenager raises thousands after severe accidentJanuary 24, 2017
Callum Evans from Wigan is helping to raise money after our team airlifted him to hospital following a road accident, which left him fighting for his life.
On 14th April 2016, 19-year-old Callum Evans was riding his motorcycle to work, when he came crashing off and found himself trapped underneath a car, which began to crush him. Thankfully, a nearby man was able to help to lift the vehicle and release Callum, before calling the emergency services. As he needed urgent medical care, one of our helicopters was quickly dispatched and arrived at the scene within minutes. Our crew provided stabilising treatment and were able to rapidly transfer him to a trauma unit to receive specialist attention, where his injuries were found to include five fractured ribs, a broken femur and a ruptured spleen, which later had to be removed. Callum was in an induced coma for seven weeks before being transferred to a hospital unit where he stayed until August.
Callum has since been making a great recovery and has now returned to his work as a trainee accountant. Whilst Callum was recovering, his family and friends were hot on the fundraising trail, with £1,200 initially raised through crowdfunding. An additional £3,000 was then raised by Callum’s Nan and her friends who completed a skydive! When Callum is strong enough, he is planning on completing similar events to continue their amazing efforts.
Callum said: “We really need the North West Air Ambulance Charity; it’s such an important service. I wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t got the treatment so quickly. I’m raising money because I want to make sure the charity is there for other people in their times of need.”
If you have been inspired by Callum’s story, donate here.