A week or so ago, little William was getting off the school bus and was unfortunately struck by a car. He was airlifted to Addenbroke's (which specialises in head trauma injuries) and amongst his injuries, suffered chest, face and leg injuries, as well as severe damage to his head. The first few days were traumatic, and the Paediatric Team maintained him in an unconscious state, bearing in mind the extent of his injuries, especially to William's head. Gradually, he is overcoming each setback, but as of today (Sunday 29th September) he is still in a coma state, with the Team hoping he may be awoken sometime later; until that time, there is little indication of how severe his brain damage may be, so we all keep our fingers crossed and pray for him. Fortunately, he is in a stable (but critical) condition, and he is in the very best of hands.
Although young William is still in a pretty poor condition in Hospital, he is slowly being fixed, but there is still a very long way to go. His Mum and Dad, and family members, have been with him throughout his long recovery, but they have limited funds, with no real end to their vigil. Eventually, it is hoped that William may be transferred nearer to his home town, but at present, the nursing staff do not know how long he will be in Addenbroke's.
William's family are living day-to-day at the Hospital but urgently require basic things we all take for granted - clothes, food, etc.
If you can spare a small donation, however small it may be, please donate to this good cause. All monies received will be passed immediately to the Barnes' family, during this very difficult time. Thank you for your support.
UPDATE 29th SEPTEMBER 2013: 2204: William has been taken off breathing machine and is now breathing for himself. It is also reported - encouragingly - that he has moved his body. He has not opened his eyes yet, but all vital signs look promising. We will update as he progresses. Thank you to all the lovely people who have donated to his Fund! x