Monday, 15 February 2016

Mother runs for son's life-savers

Photo: Peter, Kaylie and Louis Parvin

A Grove Green mother is to run her first ever half marathon to raise funds for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance after her son was airlifted.

Little Louis Parvin was just two years old when he suffered a fractured skull and a bleed on his brain after a wardrobe fell on him.

The St John’s Primary School pupil, now aged 4, has since made a full recovery following his accident three years ago.

Now his mother Kaylie, 27, is to run the Paddock Wood half marathon to raise funds for the life-saving charity which relies almost entirely on donations.

She said: “Luckily for us, the air ambulance were able to assist him at the scene of the accident, putting him in an induced coma and airlifting him straight to King’s College Hospital to get him the necessary treatment as fast as possible, which is crucial with brain injuries.

“Due to the speed and quick response of the air ambulance Louis made a full recovery but this may have been very different if it hadn't been for them.

“So many people helped and looked after us but I honestly believe the actions of the air ambulance saved his life. It’s frightening to think the service just relies on donations.”

Kaylie, a hairdresser, will be joined in the run on April 3rd by her sister Melanie Vine and friend Kathryn Wright. She has so far raised £180 and can be sponsored at /

An air ambulance volunteer will give a presentation about the charity’s life-saving work at Louis’ school next month and there will also be a visit from their mascot, Dr Dudley.

Last year, Louis was a special guest at the charity’s 25th anniversary service at Canterbury Cathedral where his father Peter gave a reading.


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