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“Ned complained of a headache at school and wasn’t really feeling himself that day. He woke at 5am in agony. The SWASFT ambulance arrived quickly; Ned was in and out of consciousness by then. I could tell it was something serious.
Ned was rushed to Royal Cornwall Hospital in an ambulance. By 6.30am he was having scans and had been put into an induced coma. It became evident he needed to be transferred to the specialist children’s hospital in Bristol for surgery.
I was so desperate to get the air ambulance, the weather was good, we had so many bits of luck. I went in the helicopter with Ned, there was a paramedic and doctor with us. I remember looking down over Cornwall and watching everyone going about their lives, meanwhile I was there with Ned thinking we are going to lose him. At that point I was mentally preparing for the worst.”