A GRATEFUL mother has thanked the “wonderful people of Grantham” for helping her family.
Jamie Bates, of Sandon Close, Grantham, suffered serious head injuries in an accident last summer. He has been fighting to recover ever since.
In order to receive the best possible treatment, Jamie has been moved to a specialist hospital in Putney, London this week.
Jamie’s mum, Katrina Glover, feared the move would mean she wouldn’t be able to continue being by Jamie’s side but thanks to incredible fund-raising efforts by Jamie’s friends, this is now possible.
Katrina contacted the Journal this week to give “the wonderful people of Grantham” an update on Jamie’s progress.
She said: “Although this is amazing news, this is going to be the biggest battle Jamie has had to fight but due to everyone’s support and generosity we are able to be by Jamie’s side and help him continue with his fight. This is something which could take up to four years.
“I want to express my everlasting thanks to all the people who have supported us through this horrific time. The kindness, love and encouragement for my son has helped me immensely.
“This tragedy has destroyed so many lives but with your continued love and care for our circumstances I feel that things can slowly be mended.”
Fund-raising efforts in Jamie’s name in recent months have included a football match, pool tournament, boot sale and a coffee morning.