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Saving the life of Dylan

Dylan and his mum, Tanya, on a visit back to meet the crew who attended to him

When young Dylan suffered a seizure at home, his mother Tanya thought she had lost him, ‘’Dylan went from fitting to limp and blue as well as foaming at the mouth, and I convinced myself that he was dead,’’ explained Tanya.

Dylan was upstairs with Tanya when he had the first seizure. After calling 999, the ambulance service arrived. They quickly realised the severity of the situation, and so our crew were called.

Dylan was treated by our Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care Matt and Critical Care Doctor Phil and was taken to the Bristol Children’s Hospital, where he spent two days in intensive care.

9 months later, Dylan made a full recovery. He even visited our air base with his parents and twin sister to meet the crew who saved his life.

Our Critical Care team attend the most severe incidents across the region by helicopter or by one of our two critical care cars. When Dylan and his twin sister Carys turned five in May, the Davies family held a safari themed birthday for them both. This year, instead of asking for presents, they asked for donations for GWAAC, raising £550 for our life-saving service.

It is these stories that keep our crew going, motivating them to continue their lifesaving work every single day. And it’s thanks to the generous donations from you, the public, that we stay operational and are able to save the lives of children like Dylan.