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Kerry’s stepping out to say thanks for hospital care
AFTER Kerry Hyatt’s legs were badly broken when she was hit by a car in a supermarket car park, being able to walk again seemed a long way off.
But now – five months later – the mum-of-three is preparing to tackle a sponsored three-mile walk to thank the doctors who pieced her back together.
Mrs Hyatt, 31, was run over in the car park of Sainsbury’s in Witney after a Saturday afternoon shopping trip in May.
Her right leg was shattered and her left was cracked in two places.
She spent two weeks in the trauma unit at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital and is still receiving counselling for post traumatic stress disorder.
Mrs Hyatt, from Blakes Avenue, Witney, only had a metal frame and pins removed from her right leg last week. She is now hoping to make the distance around Blenheim Palace on Sunday, October 21.
Last night she said: “I couldn’t see myself getting up and wandering around again, let alone doing a sponsored walk. It seemed like a never-ending nightmare. This will be a big milestone for me.”
Husband James, 35, daughter Charleigh, 11, and friend Rachel Richards will be walking alongside her.
She added: “It is going to be hard but it’s something to work towards.”
Mrs Hyatt said her treatment at the hospital had been “amazing”.
She said: “I struggled to come to terms with it all, and the support I received was second to none.”
So far she has raised £200 in donations for the trauma unit.
Hospital fundraising spokesman Sarah Vaccari said: “For Kerry to be taking part in this walk just months after such a serious accident is really inspiring. “We would love to hear from anyone looking to raise money for any hospital department in anyway.”
- To donate visit justgiving.com/thewonkywalkers
- Carol Glynn, 66, from Finstock near Chipping Norton, pleaded guilty at Banbury Magistrates’ Court in August to driving without due care or attention, in connection with the Sainsury's incident. She was fined £90 and given six penalty points on her licence.