Teen And Lawyer Presented Donations To PCCU
A teenager from Bourne left brain injured after falling through a barn roof has said a festive thank you to the hospital staff who helped save his life.
Jack Osborne, 15, fell 25 feet and sustained a traumatic brain injury, bruised lung and broken collarbone. He was rushed to Nottingham Children’s Hospital where he was put in an induced coma and underwent surgery to remove two sections of his skull.
Despite his family being warned he may not survive the incident in June last year, Jack fought back.
His mum Karina instructed expert serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell to investigate what happened and support them.
With Jack’s recovery going from strength to strength, he has shown his gratitude to the doctors and nurses within the Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at the hospital who cared for him.
Jack decided to support the unit’s Christmas pyjama appeal, which is an annual event held to gather pyjamas for the children being treated in hospital as often the gowns are too big for them.
Throughout November, Irwin Mitchell employees donated pyjamas and money to be used to buy pyjamas, ranging from baby sizes to 18 years. Jack, Karina and Irwin Mitchell’s Stacy Clements presented these to staff at the PCCU earlier this month.
Expert Opinion“Jack suffered truly terrible injuries in the incident which have had a major impact on his and his family’s life. While he still faces many challenges he is starting to make great progress in his recovery.
Jack is an inspirational young man, who has shown such bravery and courage.
This time of year is all about giving, and Jack’s decision to give something back to the unit that nursed him back to health was nothing short of heart-warming. We were privileged and delighted to be involved.
The PCCU does incredible work for children and teens across the region and we hope that the donations will make their stay there a little bit brighter, especially at Christmas.”
Stacy Clements - Associate Solicitor
Holly Chandler, a nurse at the PCCU, said: “It’s always an upsetting time being admitted to the unit, but Jack’s generosity will allow us to try and make more youngsters like him feel more comfortable in hospital.
“It’s also great to see how well Jack is doing now and we wish him all the luck in the world as he progresses with his recovery.
“Anyone that would like to donate pyjamas can do so directly to us at the PCCU. We really appreciate the support.”
Karina said: “I’m so proud of Jack, not only with how he’s getting through his recovery but also for helping with the unit’s pyjama appeal.
“When he was injured last year, we didn’t know what the future held for us and even if he was going to make it, and it was the worst thing we’ve ever had to go through as a family. To see him getting stronger every day is amazing, and it’s great to be able to give something back to the unit that helped save his life.”