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Thanks for coming to injured Lia’s aid
9:00am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
THE grandmother of a young girl who seriously cut her foot when playing in a Broadway park has praised those who came to their rescue, saying it has restored her faith in people.
Janet Hipkiss was looking after eight-year-old granddaughter Lia Goulding and her friend on August 8 when the accident happened.
The small group had been enjoying a day in the park when the two young girls went to play in the nearby brook.
After a short time Ms Hipkiss looked up and noticed that her granddaughter was limping.
“I saw the blood and when she came over to me and she started to panic” said the 58- year-old from Ashton-under- Hill. “I put her onto the bench and then realised the cut was worse than I had realised.
“It was about 5cm and seriously bleeding, not the stub of the toe I thought it would be.”
It was at this point Ms Hipkiss realised she needed but her mobile phone was out of battery and her car too far away to get to.
“I went to ask a man nearby if I could use his phone and rang my daughter. Then some teenage boys arrived and they said the ice cream man has a first aid kit.
“A chap walking his dog carried Lia to where her mum, Charlotte, was meeting us and while we waited other families came to see if we were ok.”
Lia was taken to Evesham Community Hospital before being sent to Worcestershire Royal Hospital A&E.
“Her foot was still bleeding badly,” said Ms Hipkiss.
“The hospital were really brilliant with her.” A day later Lia had a minor operation on her foot and is now recovering.
Ms Hipkiss said the incident highlighted how kind people can be in an emergency.
“Those people were amazing.
I couldn’t have carried her and so many people came to see what they could do. It really has given me more faith. I just want to thank people and say how brilliant they and the hospitals were.”
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