Joy after tragedy for Kieran
IT was the birthday his family thought he might never see.After a horrific road accident last summer Kieran Seymour was left with serious head injuries and badly broken legs, but he has battled on and at last he had something to celebrate.
IT was the birthday his family thought he might never see.
After a horrific road accident last summer Kieran Seymour was left with serious head injuries and badly broken legs, but he has battled on and at last he had something to celebrate.
The indomitable youngster is all smiles once again after celebrating his seventh birthday.
His dad Shaun said: “It was a very special day for us all and he was absolutely spoilt rotten.
“He got so many presents and was treated like royalty all day.
“When he went up to the hospital for his physio they'd even made him a cake with a hot wheels car on the front.
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“My dad brought him a big badge and he went round wearing that all day.”
Kieran spent most of the day playing with his presents, which included a Playstation 2 and a remote-controlled Hummer. He also went to visit his granddad Brian, 66, who lost both of his legs following the accident.
Kieran's grandmother Christine died from the injuries she received.
Mr Seymour said: “It did kind of make you stop and remember things a bit because there were times when we didn't expect Kieran to still be here.
“It was strange for him as it was his first birthday without his grandma, but we tried to make it as special for him as we could.”
Because the injuries Kieran received to one of his legs were so serious he is still visiting Ipswich Hospital twice a week for physiotherapy.
Mr Seymour, of Shrubland Avenue, Ipswich, said: “They have given him the ok to start putting his full weight on that leg now and told us we have got to gradually reduce how much he uses his stick.
“He's doing really well but he still gets really tired and can't walk very long distances. If we go into town, for example, he still needs a wheelchair.”
The accident happened on London Road in Ipswich in August last year when Kieran, his two-year-old brother Ethan and their grandparents were in collision with a motorbike as they crossed the road.
To cheer him up during his recovery Kieran has also been taken up in the air ambulance which took him to hospital after the accident.
Chris Bainbridge, 35, of Lincoln Close, Ipswich, has denied a charge of causing death by dangerous driving in relation to the crash. He will appear at Ipswich Crown Court in April.