I’m Steve and whilst I was delivering a parcel at work, my life changed forever. Thames Valley Air Ambulance saved my life. I thank them every day for what they did for me.

Whilst I was in the office dropping the parcel off, someone got into my van trying to steal it. I immediately rushed out and leapt onto the bonnet of the van before leaning around to grab the handle. The guy span the van around and dragged me up the road whilst I held on. Eventually I had to let go but as I did he drove over me with the rear wheel.

I was left on the ground calling out for help. Fortunately, people from the nearby office heard and immediately called 999. The air ambulance was dispatched and the next thing I remember was a doctor putting a needle into my hand, whilst the paramedic was reassuring me.

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I was lying on the ground in the foetal position but the crew needed to straighten me out to get me in the helicopter. As they straightened me I could hear someone screaming which I later learned to be me.

I was in intensive care for four days where I had an eight hour operation to repair my pelvis, spine, joints, broken ribs and punctured lung.

It has been a long, slow and painful recovery - one that is a struggle every day, but one that I am so happy to be going through.

I know that Thames Valley Air Ambulance saved my life. Had I been transferred by land ambulance the likelihood is that I would probably have died on the journey.

I now volunteer for the charity and I am doing what I can to raise as much money as possible. I just want to say thank you to the crew and to everyone who has donated to Thames Valley Air Ambulance - I owe my life to you.

I’m Steve and whilst I was delivering a parcel at work, my life changed forever. Thames Valley Air Ambulance saved my life. I thank them every day for what they did for me.

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