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Skydiver’s thanks to life-saving crew
10:00am Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
The grateful family of Easterton grandmother Carol Brothers has presented a cheque to the people who saved her life.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance came to the rescue after she suffered a cardiac arrest.
She survived against the odds after her heart stopped beating for 45 minutes.
The air ambulance flew Mrs Brothers, 63, of Oak Lane, to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, and doctors thought she would not survive, but she pulled through and was discharged four weeks later.
Mrs Brothers’ grandson, Martin Dickinson, 20, of Ryeleaze, Potterne, performed a skydive at Old Sarum Airfield in July and raised £1,930 for the air ambulance, which he has now presented to the charity.
His mother Maxine Dickinson said: “Martin would have been happy to have raised £500, but lots of money kept coming in. He is absolutely astounded about the amount raised, he couldn’t believe the generosity of what people gave. He was well impressed. He paid for the skydive himself as he didn’t want to take it out of his sponsorship money.
“The Wiltshire Air Ambu-lance played a vital part in saving mum’s life. The skydive was Martin’s way of saying thank you to them and raising money for them.”
Mrs Brothers is leading a normal life after her recovery. She enjoys walking and is looking forward to her dream holiday of a safari in South Africa.
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