Twins big thank you for life­sav­ing medic

Stockport Times West - - BIG PICTURE - RICHARD BROWN

AMUM and her twins have been re­united with the para­medic who helped save their lives seven years ago.

Amanda Hart­ley- Den­ton, 40, suf­fered com­pli­ca­tions dur­ing her preg­nancy while hus­band Tony was out run­ning and called an am­bu­lance with para­medic Si­mon Buckley on board.

She was rushed to St Mary’s Hos­pi­tal in Manch­ester where she needed emer­gency surgery.

De­spite an 80 per cent chancethatei­therA­manda, who was 37 weeks preg­nant at the time, or one of her twins, Ro­man and Lu­cia, would not sur­vive surgery, all three emerged un­scathed and healthy.

Amanda said: “It was a mas­sive med­i­cal emer­gency and to walk away with all three of us was pretty amaz­ing.”

The twins now go to St Si­mon’s School in Hazel Grove.

Amanda thanked the hos­pi­tal staff who treated her at the time, but was un­able to do the same for the para­medic who ini­tially took her to hos­pi­tal.

A chance en­counter in­spired Amanda to try and track him down and after an email a meet­ing was ar­ranged.

The en­tire fam­ily, in­clud­ing older daugh­ter Ge­or­gia, nine, met 37-year-old Si­mon, who was taken aback by the en­counter.

In a twist of fate, Si­mon, who has been in the job for 10 years, has a son of the same age as the twins.

Si­mon, who is based at Al­trin­cham, said: “I re­mem­ber that day, even though it was seven years ago. When my col­league and I got to Amanda, we re­alised how poorly she was and how crit­i­cal it was for the ba­bies.

“We knew she had to get to hos­pi­tal as soon as pos­si­ble.

“Nor­mally you leave the pa­tient at the hos­pi­tal and that is it. You usu­ally don’t hear any­thing else again be­cause you deal with so many jobs – you get the odd thank you let­ter but noth­ing like this.”

The fam­ily, who live in Marple Bridge, made a thank you card for Si­mon, with pic­tures of the twins grow­ing up, mem­o­ries that Amanda says would not have been pos­si­ble with­out Si­mon’s help.

She said: “We just wanted to say thank you for be­ing great.

“Ge­or­gia was two when it hap­pened and they were just amaz­ing with her as well. We just came away from it feel­ing all warm and fuzzy.”

Main pic: Matt Rat­cliffe

Amanda with twins Ro­man and Lu­cia and, right, the twins with medic Si­mon Buckley and sis­ter Ge­or­gia

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