Judith’s Joy following riding accident
Judith Poole, from Wirral, is showing her thanks to our charity following a freak accident last November which left her fighting for her life.
Last winter Judith was riding her horse along a country lane when he suddenly spooked and darted, throwing her off and leaving her extremely wounded. Her remote location and severe injuries led the emergency services to immediately dispatch our crew to the scene, where they provided stabilising treatment.
Judith was rapidly transferred to a specialist unit for pelvic trauma to receive specialist attention. Upon arrival, her injuries were found to be so severe that the surgeon only gave her a 5% per cent chance of survival. However, following five operations, Judith pulled through and remained in the Intensive Care Unit for six weeks. She is now on a long road to recovery however, she is thankful that our team was there to help in her time of need.
Judith said: “Without such a rapid response from the North West Air Ambulance Charity, I might not be alive today. The accident was a really scary time for my family and we are so grateful that the team ensured I’m here to tell the tale today. I donate to the charity monthly, via a direct debit, and urge everyone to show their support as you’ll never know when you might need them.”
Have you been inspired by Judith’s story? Find out more about how to donate on a monthly basis here.