Three year old auctions off his rare sheep to raise money for air ambulance charity that saved his leg – ITV News
A three year old boy has found a unique way to say thank you to the air ambulance team that came to his rescue when he injured his leg in a tractor accident.
George Burden auctioned off his flock of rare breed sheep to raise money for the MAGPAS air ambulance that saved his leg in April last year.
He’d been on the family farm in Ringstead near Wellingborough when his leg got trapped in a mower.
MAGPAS flew him to Addenbrook’s hospital, where doctors told his Dad, Will Burden, that George may lose his leg.
Will said: “He was in theatre four times and had multiple skin grafts. It’s just like a big blur when you look back on it now.”
George spent three weeks undergoing treatment and may need more skin grafts in the future, but medical staff say he is making a miraculous recovery.
Mum Natasha said: “Within a matter of ten minutes there was a MAGPAS ambulance there at the scene. “The team were just incredible and Will actually went in the helicopter with George which I was just so grateful for – just that his Dad could be with him and hold his hand and look after him.
“We are so proud of George. His recovery has just been incredible. He’s running around now and you wouldn’t know he’d had an accident. You’d never know there was anything wrong with him.”
– Natasha Burden, George’s Mum
“And we just thought we’d put one in the auction to give a little bit back to the charity for helping us.
“That day was probably the worst day of my life and it was just so horrific and I can’t be more thankful to the air ambulance”.
– Will Burden, George’s Dad