Ollie’s Incredible Journey

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Ollie went on a lifesaving journey that wouldn’t have been possible without the Children’s Air Ambulance.

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At just three weeks old, Ollie was admitted to the intensive care department at his local hospital in Cumbria, as he was struggling to breathe. Ollie was on a ventilator suffering from apneas – frequent periods of 15 to 20 seconds where he stopped breathing.

The specialist care he needed was only available at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital – 100 miles away by road. He needed to get there fast.

The Children’s Air Ambulance was mobilised, flying from its base in Oxford to Warrington to pick up the clinical partner retrieval team from the North West and North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS), and took them to Furness General Hospital to help Ollie. It took just 31 minutes to fly Ollie to Manchester. This same journey took his parents almost two hours by road.

In these unprecedented times, we’d be incredibly grateful if you could make a donation to allow us to carry on helping to save young lives like Ollie’s.

If the helicopter wasn’t there for us I don’t think we would be in the same position today Kerry, Ollie's Mum

The joy of the arrival of their new baby son Ollie turned to fear and horror for his parents when three weeks after his birth he was admitted to the intensive care department at the local hospital at Barrow-in-Furness struggling to breathe.

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