Girl, 6, fighting for life in coma after huge concrete and marble fireplace falls on her at home fracturing her skull
A SIX-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a coma after a huge concrete and marble fireplace fell on her in the household entrance room.
Alexa-Leigh Blakemore suffered excessive accidents together with a fractured skull and bleeding on the ideas after the devastating accident on September 10.
The teen stays in a big nonetheless common situation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Her horrified dad and mom Keiran Blakemore and Elle Williams prompt how that that that they had been begging their landlord to begins repairs in their property earlier than the huge fireplace fell.
They give it some thought acquired proper right here off the wall attributable to crumbling plaster – leaving their daughter’s life hung in the soundness.
The dad outlined how he had been on the sofa feeding his five-week-old baby when tragedy struck.
“Alexa-Leigh was doing her thing like she normally does, running around and playing like the happy little girl she is,” he prompt the Liverpool Echo.
“I was concentrating on feeding my baby but I could see her out of the corner of my eye.”
He talked about he then heard a “crash” and realised the fireplace had fallen on his little girl.
“There was varied blood.
“This fireplace is sort of a concrete and marble challenge and to maneuver it I want to walk all of it by means of the underside, nonetheless when it occurred I’ve not at all lifted one factor so fast, I moved it need it was a chunk of paper.
“Within 10 seconds I was shouting in the street for help, and the ambulance came within two and a half minutes.”
Little Alexa-Leigh was rushed to hospital with a fractured skull, a fractured eye socket, a fractured wrist, and most concerningly, bruising on the ideas.
Doctors prompt the distraught dad that the power of the falling fireplace would have “knocked out a bull”.
Her life might have modified endlessly. The subsequent quite a few months/12 months goes to be a wrestle.
The six-year-old has had fluid drained from her ideas as surgeons battle to cut once more stress and now stays in a medically induced coma.
Family pal Katelin Shaw has put together a GoFundMe for the heartbroken household to assist them with medical prices.
She prompt how the “bubbly, happy, loving child” was struck by the fireplace “which had not long become loose from the wall”.
Katelin talked about Alexa “might not be the same little girl” when she wakes up and talked in regards to the wrestle her mum Elle, her dad Kieran and two little sisters Gracie and Luna will face.
“She will always be the same Alexa to us, her life could have changed forever. The next several months/year is going to be a struggle,” she wrote.