Woman who nearly lost leg is Skydiving to raise funds for local air ambulance
A dental nurse who could have lost her leg in a car accident is planning to leap out of a plane in a charity skydive to raise funds for Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance that flew her to hospital.
“If I hadn’t been flown in the air ambulance it may be that I wouldn’t have made it. I could have lost my leg or my life,” says Katie Pease (26) from Woodhouse Eaves.
She had to be cut out of her car when she was in a head-on collision with a truck on an icy road at Asfordby Hill near Melton Mowbray in November 2016.
The impact pushed the engine back into her legs and she sustained multiple injuries including two broken femurs, a smashed left knee and foot, six broken ribs, a lacerated spleen, a collapsed lung and a broken right collar bone.
Amazingly, on April 3rd she and her friend Chelsea Longstaff (27) from Loughborough will undertake a tandem skydive at Langer Skydiving Centre in Nottingham to raise funds for and awareness of the local air ambulance charity.
Despite suffering from arthritis and being in constant pain – which has meant she has had to reduce her working hours – Katie wants to do the challenge because she thinks “the air ambulance doesn’t get enough recognition”.
Katie and Chelsea have a JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Katie-Pease for anybody wanting to sponsor them on their mission.