Hi my name is Kate. My sister is 25 and she has a little girl aged 7 and in 2009 my sister was involved in a horrendous car accident. On her way to college, her car aquaplaned off the road and hit a wall. The ambulance crew scraped her off the road and brought her to A&E. My sister broke the c2 bone in her neck and was in a coma for a few weeks. Luckily she did wake up but went through gruelling physiotherapy to relearn how to walk, talk and do basically everything again.
The irony is, she was on her way to college to give a presentation on Road Safety. Her daughter was only 19 months at the time and on the day of the accident she was supposed to be travelling in the car so my sister would drop her to the creche. The poor police officers were looking for a baby in the ditches when they came on the scene as they saw a buggy and car seat in the car. Luckily my mother that day had the day off work and said she would look after my niece instead of her going to the creche.
My sister was doing a nursing degree and she had to take a year off to recover. The following year she went back to college to finish her course. She graduated with her degree and now is studying a Masters in Occupational Therapy. The accident has left her with a head injury in that she gets tired very easily, she needs help alot to look after my niece. She had to move back into the family home so my family could babysit and because she cant afford to move into somewhere by herself. At the moment she only gets very little money to live on and all extra money goes towards college fees and books and I would love to treat them to a trip to Disneyland as my niece loves Mickey and Minnie mouse. They haven’t been on a holiday anywhere since the accident.
I’m not asking for a lot, just if there is any generous people out there that could maybe donate or sponsor a trip or whatever amount you can donate, I would be more than grateful. We are an honest and decent hard working family that just needs a little help at the moment.
Thanks for reading