Tears of joy at act of kindness
A KINDHEARTED air ambulance crew has brought tears of happiness to the eyes of an Ipswich youngster injured in an horrific road accident.Kieran Seymour, six, who suffered serious head injuries and breaks to his legs in a collision in London Road last year, will take to the skies with his brother Ethan and dad Shaun on Sunday in a helicopter ride.
A KINDHEARTED air ambulance crew has brought tears of happiness to the eyes of an Ipswich youngster injured in an horrific road accident.
Kieran Seymour, six, who suffered serious head injuries and breaks to his legs in a collision in London Road last year, will take to the skies with his brother Ethan and dad Shaun on Sunday in a helicopter ride.
Shaun Seymour said Kieran was overjoyed at the news as was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital following the accident but does not remember the flight.
Mr Seymour said: “Kieran has always wanted to go up in a helicopter. He was upset when we told him he went to Addenbrooke's in a helicopter because he said he didn't get to do it properly - he hadn't been awake enough to enjoy it.
“When Kieran found out he was so excited, he started to cry. It is a dream come true and a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
The family will travel with Sterling Aviation and will set off from Norwich at about 10am on Sunday.
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Simon Gray, executive director of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “The suffering which the Seymour family has gone through since the accident last August has touched us all.
“It's great to hear that both boys are now recovering well and we're absolutely delighted that our helicopter operators, Sterling Aviation, are able to give Kieran, Ethan and dad Shaun a helicopter ride which they can all enjoy.”
Kieran and Ethan's 58-year-old grandmother Christine died from injuries sustained in the accident and their grandfather Brian lost both of his legs.
All four were crossing London Road when they were involved in a collision with a motorbike.
Brian Seymour, 66, has now returned home and, despite suffering a mini-stroke shortly before Christmas, he is recovering well from his ordeal.
Kieran is still struggling to walk and is expecting to have a platform fitted to one of his shoes as one leg is longer than the other.
Two-year-old Ethan has made a full-recovery after suffering less serious injuries to one of his legs.