Fundraising campaign set up for Doncaster boy, 8, left with brain damage after road smash
A fundraising campaign has been set up to help a Doncaster youngster left with brain damage after a serious road smash.
Harry Keane was badly injured after he was involved in a collision with a car outside his home in Bentley last month.
The youngster was taken to hospital with serious injuries when he collided with a Mercedes A-Class on West End Avenue on September 14.
He has been in a coma since then and his parents Neil and Kerry have been told that it is highly likely Harry will be permanently paralysed, will not be able to walk again and will need round the clock care if and when he returns home.
The ‘fun-loving’ schoolboy is also understood to have suffered brain damage.
Now his devastated elder brother Jordan and his wife Hannah have set up a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising £5,000 to help with his future care.
Said Jordan: “Harry was a typical fun loving 8-year old boy who was loving life and had plenty going for him.
"That was until September 14 when Harry was sadly involved in a road traffic accident where he was knocked down in the street.
"Harry has been in a coma since the accident and only in the last few days, he has started to slowly wake and come round."
He suffered a fractured skull in the collision and one of his lungs also collapsed, he said.
“At the moment everyone is trying to stay strong and be positive for Harry.
"It is very difficult as we have been told to expect the worse and Harry will not be the same again. He has suffered brain damage and is high likely he will be paralysed.
"He will not be able to walk again and will need 24 hour care when, hopefully he is allowed to come home.”
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, his family and brothers and sisters have not been able to visit him in hospital, adding to the pain.
As well as Jordan, he has a twin sister Henna and older brother and sister Joel and Lissey.
He added: “My parents Neil and Kerry have been by his side with Harry, but due to the Covid restictions we are unable to visit him which is heartbreaking.
"This has had a massive impact on all the family, even Harry's brothers and sisters have been unable to visit, they are heartbroken.
"Unfortunately the family will eventually have to move from their home and into a different home with adapted facilities for Harry before he will be allowed to come home.
"There are lots of things Harry will require – various aids such as a wheel chair and wet room, to name just a few.
"One thing that the hospital has used to try and stimulate Harry is a tablet that can aid with things.
"Therefore I would like to reach out to anyone who can help and donate however small to help us purchase one of these tablets which we hope will go some way to helping stimulate Harry and give him something to at least focus on."
Anyone who would like to donate Harry’s fund can visit the crowdfunding page HERE