Max's Story from Chippenham

On Wednesday 14th May I was in the car going to school with my friend Elliot, his brother Toby and my sister Emmy, when suddenly a vehicle whizzed across the road and rammed straight into us.

Someone in another car lifted us out and laid us onto a bit of grass, about 2 minutes later the ambulance arrived, then 3 minutes after that the air ambulance came, I felt really scared at the time, I did not understand what was going on until I saw the massive dents in the front of the cars.

We all had some strong pain killers, then I got lifted by the amazing air ambulance to Bristol children’s hospital, where I was checked up by a room full of doctors and nurses, I was really worried because I didn’t know what was going on.

I was really freaked out when I got told I was having an operation, but once it was over I felt very strange, then I got taken to a ward where I was treated with lots of attention (especially by my parents and the rest of my family).

I’ve been healing well and I’ve also been doing lots of walking and swimming. 

I feel really upset sometimes, that I can’t do any of the sports that I used to do like, ice hockey, football and tae-kwon-do, but luckily I can go swimming which is also something I can do with my friends.

I’ve got loads of amazing friends that have helped me through the worst time of my life, but luckily I have the most amazing parents in the entire world that have mainly helped me through everything.

Thank you to all of Wiltshire air ambulance, especially you Matt, for saving my life.

Max