In their home in Nottingham, Wendy has brought up her daughter Rebecca (Becca) as a single mum for a large part of her life since, sadly, Becca’s father passed away 8 years ago. With the support of her mum, Becca was determined to be successful, went to university in Manchester and trained to be a primary school teacher there. Last August, Becca took the opportunity to gain experience abroad and secured a two year contract in Dubai.
Working as a PA and retraining as an accounts technician, Wendy has never lived an extravagant lifestyle and rarely had holidays but the chance to have the holiday of a lifetime visiting her only child and to celebrate her 24th birthday in Dubai was a chance not to be missed.
Wendy flew out to Dubai on 3rd May and the pair were having a fabulous time catching up and seeing the sights. Then on Friday 10th May they went horse riding. Becca’s horse bolted and she was thrown violently from the horse. She landed badly and sustaining serious head injuries. Wendy found her unconscious. When Becca regained consciousness she told Wendy that she was dying and that she loved her. Wendy told her she was not leaving her and kept talking to her until the ambulance arrived to initiate the treatment. She was then airlifted to Rashid Hospital where scans revealed multiple skull fractures at the base of her skull and a brain haemorrhage. Becca was in a coma in intensive care for three days in critical condition. She underwent emergency surgery on two separate occasions to stem the bleed on her brain and relieve the pressure.
With enormous relief, Becca started to regain consciousness on Sunday but was still not out of danger. In the days following, Wendy has been constantly at Becca’s side encouraging her to eat and gain strength to recover. Her treatment is very expensive and medical air transport back to the UK will need to be arranged.
Whilst the medical staff are now talking about releasing Becca for a specialised flight back to a UK hospital for continued care, the bills are now mounting. Becca went to Dubai to teach the next generation of children out there and likely to take years to recover from this traumatic brain injury. We don’t even know if she’ll ever be able to teach again.
Wendy doesn’t own her own property and does not have savings to cover this and also can’t bear to be separated from her beloved daughter.
All her friends are rallying around but we are struggling to raise the funds needed to cover the rising costs. These are mounting by thousands of pounds every day.
So please can we ask for your help to bring Wendy and Becca home. Anything that you can give would be so gratefully received.