Mansfield mum hails hospital for saving son's life

The mother of a teenager who underwent a life-saving procedure wants to thank the hospital that saved him.

Thursday, 20th September 2018, 1:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th September 2018, 2:07 pm
Jason's mum, Kerry Everitt, 37, is taking part in a skydive on September 22

Jason Everitt, 16, from Forest Town went to Queen's Medical Centre in June after banging his head.

A scan in A&E revealed that he had an oversized aneurysm that was around five inches, and could have burst if it had got to six inches.

An emergency operation found that Jason had five swollen blood vessels, so he had to have another operation after six weeks.

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Jason Everitt, 16, from Forest Townwent to Queen's Medical Centre in June after banging his head.

Jason's mum, Kerry Everitt, 37 said: "We thought he had three swollen vessels, but the consultant came back and told us he had five, so it was worse than we thought.

"His second operation was on June 14, the day after my birthday.

"We were nervous wrecks waiting for the second operation.

"Jason is 16 so you can't wrap him up in cotton wool, but I was worried when he went out with his mates."

Jason is now on the mend and has to stay on medication for six months.

Jason is working at his stepdad's company, Appliance Kings, after leaving Samworth School.

Kerry is now taking part in a skydive to raise money for Nottingham Hospital Charity, to thank them for the care they gave Jason.

Kerry added: "Jason is strong minded, funny and caring. He thinks me doing the skydive is brilliant!"

Kerry's partner, Martin Massam, has sponsored the skydive through Appliance Kings.

Martin said: "QMC saved Jason's life, it was a very stressful time. They have been so supportive.

"Kerry is doing the skydive for Nottingham Hospital Charity because of how good the hospital and staff were, which my company is sponsoring."

Kerry, who works in the Foxglove pub, Fulmar Drive, is taking part in the skydive with a friend from work, Leanne Brown.

She said: "I'm not nervous about the skydive, although I might be on the day! I feel more exited than scared.

"The staff at the Foxglove have been brilliant, we have had a raffle and raised £600 so far."

The skydive will take place at Langar Airfield in Nottingham on June 22.

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