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May 18

Family and friends of a woman accidently knocked down by her Mum when 36 weeks pregnant are taking to the hills to thank the medics that saved her and her unborn child.

Vikki Lane suffered multiple injuries, including badly broken legs and pelvis, in the freak accident at Clifford’s Tower car park, York, two years ago.

Her Mum Alison pressed the accelerator instead of the brake after dropping off her heavily pregnant daughter.

Vikki was airlifted by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary where son Samuel was safely delivered before Vikki underwent the first of 13 major operations to try and repair her shattered bones.

The 36-year-old spent a month in hospital and was wheelchair-bound for six months but despite her injuries went on to have a second son, Joshua, who was born last May.

Despite repeated surgery and more than 1,000 hours of physio, Vikki’s right leg is currently in a frame in a bid to repair bone that has failed to heal and she is also due to have further surgery on her left knee in the Summer.

“It has been really difficult, and there have been setbacks, but I’ve had so much support from my husband, both our Mums, family and friends. And I have my two boys which is just amazing,” said Vikki from Riccall.

Since the accident Vikki’s husband Ray has led the Team Miracle campaign which has so far raised £15,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and further funds for the Day One trauma care charity, based at the LGI.

In 2016, he and 14 family and friends completed the 153-mile Coast to Coast cycle challenge from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth on the North East coast.

Last year they organized a charity cricket match and Ray is being joined by 29 Team Miracle trekkers on July 14 to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise more money for the rapid response emergency charity and Day One.

Grateful Vikki, 36, said: “We have people aged from 16 to 60 who have joined Team Miracle this year and, if my recovery goes well, I will be doing something with my Mum next year.

“The plan is to organize an event each year for 10 years to raise as much as we can for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. They do such an amazing job every day and we, as a family, are just so grateful they were there for us.”

If you would like to support Team Miracle’s Three Peak Challenge go their Virgin Money Giving page https://bit.ly/2IqroCn and you can follow their progress on Twitter @TeamMiracle2016 and through the Team Miracle Facebook page.

Abby Barmby from Yorkshire Air Ambulance added: “Vikki is such an inspiration to us all.  Not only has she had to endure hours of operations as a result of her injuries, she’s also been so focused on supporting the YAA and spreading the word about the fantastic work we do – a truly wonderful ambassador for us.  We’d like to thanks Vikki, Ray and all their friends and family for their fundraising efforts and wish them every luck for their upcoming challenge.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance serves 5million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,300 missions every year. The charity needs to raise £12,000 every day to keep its two, state-of-the-art helicopters flying.

Family and friends of a woman accidently knocked down by her Mum when 36 weeks pregnant are taking to the hills to thank the medics that saved her and her unborn child.

Vikki Lane suffered multiple injuries, including badly broken legs and pelvis, in the freak accident at Clifford’s Tower car park, York, two years ago.

Her Mum Alison pressed the accelerator instead of the brake after dropping off her heavily pregnant daughter.

Vikki was airlifted by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary where son Samuel was safely delivered before Vikki underwent the first of 13 major operations to try and repair her shattered bones.

The 36-year-old spent a month in hospital and was wheelchair-bound for six months but despite her injuries went on to have a second son, Joshua, who was born last May.

Despite repeated surgery and more than 1,000 hours of physio, Vikki’s right leg is currently in a frame in a bid to repair bone that has failed to heal and she is also due to have further surgery on her left knee in the Summer.

“It has been really difficult, and there have been setbacks, but I’ve had so much support from my husband, both our Mums, family and friends. And I have my two boys which is just amazing,” said Vikki from Riccall.

Since the accident Vikki’s husband Ray has led the Team Miracle campaign which has so far raised £15,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and further funds for the Day One trauma care charity, based at the LGI.

In 2016, he and 14 family and friends completed the 153-mile Coast to Coast cycle challenge from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth on the North East coast.

Last year they organized a charity cricket match and Ray is being joined by 29 Team Miracle trekkers on July 14 to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to raise more money for the rapid response emergency charity and Day One.

Grateful Vikki, 36, said: “We have people aged from 16 to 60 who have joined Team Miracle this year and, if my recovery goes well, I will be doing something with my Mum next year.

“The plan is to organize an event each year for 10 years to raise as much as we can for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. They do such an amazing job every day and we, as a family, are just so grateful they were there for us.”

If you would like to support Team Miracle’s Three Peak Challenge go their Virgin Money Giving page https://bit.ly/2IqroCn and you can follow their progress on Twitter @TeamMiracle2016 and through the Team Miracle Facebook page.

Abby Barmby from Yorkshire Air Ambulance added: “Vikki is such an inspiration to us all.  Not only has she had to endure hours of operations as a result of her injuries, she’s also been so focused on supporting the YAA and spreading the word about the fantastic work we do – a truly wonderful ambassador for us.  We’d like to thanks Vikki, Ray and all their friends and family for their fundraising efforts and wish them every luck for their upcoming challenge.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance serves 5million people across Yorkshire and carries out over 1,300 missions every year. The charity needs to raise £12,000 every day to keep its two, state-of-the-art helicopters flying.

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