PATIENT STORIES

Air Ambulance Patient Anna Defies Odds and is Celebrating her 12th Birthday

The Neville family from Cookstown in County Tyrone are looking back on the past 12 months, a year filled with heartbreak and uncertainty. On 26th October 2019, a family day out to celebrate their daughter Anna’s 11th birthday ended up…

Philip English Encourages Support For AANI After Life-Changing Road Collision

On a bright Tuesday afternoon on 23rd July 2019, Philip English was on his way from work in Banbridge to Newcastle to join the family when a tragic road traffic collision meant that his onward journey would be by air rather…

Amazing recovery of Patient Daniel Muldoon

On the early evening of Friday 12th July 2019, 36 year–old Daniel Muldoon from Coalisland, Co Tyrone was involved in a serious motorcycle crash outside Dungannon.   Daniel was driving his Yamaha YZF R125 motorcycle with his friend Birt when he hit a slump in the road sending the motorcycle into a cast iron…

David McCully’s Birthday Fundraiser inspired by his youngest granddaughter

Ballyward man, David McCully, was delighted to handover a cheque for £700 this week to local charity, Air Ambulance Northern Ireland after the family needed the service for their youngest granddaughter, Alix.   An accident happened on Thursday 13th February when…

Farmer David Thompson encourages support for Air Ambulance NI

David Thompson, from Sion Mills, was working on his family farm just over a year ago when an accident unfolded that almost cost him his life.   David said, “It was 17th April 2019, a foggy start to the morning.  I…

Cillian’s Day

On 24th April 2019, the Rogers family from Newtownards had their world turned upside down.  What started as a normal day for 4-year-old Cillian, playing with his dinosaurs and eating pizza, suddenly turned to tragedy when he was knocked down…

Air Ambulance NI helps Ben aged 6 in slurry incident.

Next month, Andrea Robinson from Aughnacloy in Co. Tyrone will be marking a year to the day of an almost tragic incident on the family farm involving her son Ben, aged 6. It was 29 May 2019 and the family…

Ellie McDonnell – “I don’t remember much about that day. All I know is that the air ambulance saved my life…”

Last July, 15 year old Ellie McDonnell from Co. Down was preparing to represent team Northern Ireland at a show jumping competition in Wales when she was involved in a terrible accident that could have had fatal consequences. Ellie was…

Eoghan Kerlin – “…he had an open fracture in his leg, his femur was shattered, and he had broken ribs and a bruised lung.”

Eoghan Kerlin from Dungiven was taking part in a quad motocross event in Cookstown in September 2018.  Eoghan was out on the trail but unfortunately went over a jump at the same time as another competitor and collided at speed….

Rebekah Jones – “I made the decision to try and veer my car into the wall on the side of the road…”

On the morning of July 2018, Rebekah Jones was on her way to work when she was involved in a road traffic collision just outside Saintfield. Rebekah normally travelled to work with colleagues but on the day of the accident…

Damien Laverty

The morning of the 20th March 2018 began just like any other for Damien Laverty (46). Damien left his home in Ballynahinch to go to work at Carryduff Building Supplies, but little did he realise how different his day would…

Margaret Hanvey

On Thursday 4 January this year Margaret Hanvey (77) from Larne took a phone call from her daughter Alison.  Alison was running late to pick up her daughter, Katie (16), from school and asked if Margaret could collect her.  They…

Tom Hadden – A normal working day…

For Tom Hadden (51) the morning of 9th November 2017 began like any other day. Tom headed out to work as a bin lorry driver, a job he has been doing for 35 years, when his day took a turn…

SHAUN ATTWOOD

On a bright Sunday afternoon on 20th August 2017, Shaun Attwood (55) was enjoying a leisurely motorbike ride through the Co Down countryside when a tragic accident meant that his onward journey would be by air rather than road.  After…