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Trowbridge schoolboy thanks paramedics after miracle recovery
9:30am Friday 16th August 2013 in Latest News
Schoolboy Robbie Millar has told of his miracle recovery after an horrific accident left him in a coma.
The 15-year-old John of Gaunt School student was left with severe head injuries and partially paralysed after he was in collision with a car as he jumped off the school bus near his home in Cold Harbour, Trowbridge, in April.
He was flown by Wiltshire Air Ambulance to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol for emergency surgery and then moved to Bristol Royal Infirmary, where he stayed in a coma for two weeks. When he came round he could not speak and was paralysed down the right of his body.
But, to the delight of family and friends, he has made a full recovery and cannot wait to get back to school next month.
He said: “I just couldn’t say anything and move on that side of my body. It wasn’t until I was moved back to Frenchay that I could move my leg and then the next day I accidently banged my arm and it hurt. It was nice to feel that again.”
He stayed in hospital for three months for treatment, coming home on June 18. He can now walk and talk again, and will visit Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s base in Devizes in two weeks to say thank you.
He said: “The doctors said if they hadn’t helped me I wouldn’t be here now and I’m very thankful to them. The doctors thought I’d be in hospital for six months and were really pleased with how quickly I recovered.”
He still needs surgery on his left eye socket but said he feels normal again and is enjoying being home and playing on his Xbox.
He is looking forward to starting Year 11. He said: “I’m going to take things slowly and do only half days for the first week and go from there. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again, especially my friends, as many sent cards to me.”
Headteacher Andy Packer said: “When this happened, I said if anyone could recover from this it would be Robbie and it is great news to hear he is doing so well.”
Robbie is now considering raising cash for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. He said: “I’d like to say thanks to everyone who has been there for me and hopefully I’m back to normal now.”
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