Air Ambulances save life of youngster PBCC member

Plymouth Brethren Christian Church - Great Western Air Ambulance + Max

GWAAC Critical Care Dr. Leon Roberts, Max Deans,and Critical Care Paramedic Neil Hooper.

On 22nd February 2013, a young member of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church in Norwich, 9 year old Max Deans, was visiting relatives in Swindon. While trying to cross the road, he was hit by a bus and sustained severe head injuries. Max’s condition quickly deteriorated and it was vital for him to be sedated at the scene — but they needed a doctor, fast. Great Western Air Ambulance was called, as they had a doctor on duty.

Max was then airlifted by the Wiltshire Air Ambulance to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, the Neuro centre for the South West, arriving in just 12 minutes. The team at the hospital was on standby, immediately performed a CT scan, then rushed him into  emergency surgery.

Young Max has made a miraculous recovery thanks to thousands of worldwide prayers, the outstanding efforts of the emergency services that day and the level of medical care he received. Max and his family were invited back to the Wiltshire Police HQ and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance in Devizes, for a visit.

Thousands raised to donate to the charities

Max’s family and the PBCC wanted to show their gratitude for the outstanding work of all those involved that day, especially the two Air Ambulance charities. They were able to present a donation of £4250.00 to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance, funds willingly raised by the brethren communities of Norwich and Swindon as a token for the priceless services they offered that day.

Plymouth Brethren - Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Wiltshire Air Ambulance

The Air Ambulance charities are in great need of funding — without it, they would not be able to fly and provide their life-saving skills. These charities receive no funding from the government and are entirely dependent on donations to maintain and fly their helicopters. The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church were proud to make a similar donation of £3650 .00 to the Great Western Air Ambulance charity when Max visited them on the 11th June.

Plymouth Brethren - Great Western Air Ambulance

Great Western Air Ambulance

Plymouth Brethren - Great to See you Max

Great To See You Max

Plymouth Brethren - We cant thank them enough

We cant thank them enough

Plymouth Brethren - GWAA Thankyou Letter

GWAA Thankyou Letter

17 thoughts on “Air Ambulances save life of youngster PBCC member”

  1. greg says:


  2. dunce says:

    as a meber of the PBCC and he lived down the road from us,
    im glad thair air amblance saved his life
    please give!!!!

  3. Megsie (Australia) says:

    We have a small school here in Mt Gambier with 43 students. The children decided to collect for the SA Flying Doctor Service this year which runs air ambulances throughout SA country. The teacher thought they were way over the top when threy told him their target was $8500. The end result to the ambulance was a cheque for over $13000!!!!! The ambulances run over 150 trips per year from here to Adelaide for emergencies. The donation is just enough for one new propeller for the propjet aircraft!!!!!!

  4. Papillon says:

    Well little Max… I don’t know you, I’m French. But I remember this accident. It has broken our hearts to imagine the pain you’re going through, you and your family. We prayed 4 u a lot in France, and now, see… God is your Father, love is in Him, Miracles are in Him. Never forget what you’ve gone through. For sure this staff has been incredible, but because they were working under God’s amazing power. He can touch us wherever we are, whatever we do, whoever we are. Never forget the personal experience you had with the Heavenly Father, it will help to preserve you from impure thing when you’ll grown up. Love you little Max, you’re in the best place in the world !!!

    1. Alli says:

      Max, keep recovering and stand true to your Saviour,Lord Jesus Christ.
      Prayers are going up for you…

  5. Dave W says:

    I am glad that max has made a full recovery.

  6. Dave W says:

    As a member of the PBCC, I know Max. I had a nasty shock when I heard what had happened. I am very glad that Max has made a full recovery. Next time Max look before crossing a road!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Frenchie says:

    hey Max
    Glad you’ve recovered after this terrible accident! amazing what God can do.
    what a testimony you must have rendered when you went to visit the emergency services. it must be comforting for them to see you safe and sound after what happened.

  8. Margaret Frost, Perth says:

    Jolly good Max, so glad you have made such an incredibly speedy recovery, take care. Bless you.

  9. Dally says:

    What is the link to the Just Giving page please?

    1. Granny says:

      Click on the link above “can’t thank them enough, and you will see a green box “Donate now” -( dead easy to do)

  10. Granny says:

    We’re thankful to God for the provision of these Air Ambulances and the brave men who staff them. Thanks for the link to the JustGiving page – we have sent a donation.
    Love to Jim & Heidi and Max – take care!

    1. anony-mouse says:

      Could you post the link on here for everyone to donate to??

  11. Ozzie says:

    Glad you’re recovering well Max, been praying for ya 🙂
    Awesome to see such generous donations go towards a team that we couldn’t do without…..

  12. cinnamon says:

    Very good to hear you’re OK Max! Excellent job on the fundraising 🙂 Stay enthused!!

  13. Joe says:

    Go there Max! great to see you’re up & running after such an accident!
    amazing contributions from the comunity to such a worthy team!

  14. Terry says:

    Well done PBCC!
    That’s a fantastic amount of money raised for such a worthy cause.
    The Air Ambulance provides a truly life saving service and none of us ever know when we might need it!
    Glad Max has made a full recovery.

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