Stranger donates £150k worth of medical kit to paralysed car crash victim who had part of skull removed

A Good Samaritan has donated £150,000 worth of medical equipment to a paralysed car crash victim who had part of his skull removed.

Tree surgeon Ryan Womack, 24, is unable to speak, eat or walk following the horror crash in October last year.

Ryan has part of his skull removed and is now brain damaged after the horror crash last October
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Ryan had just left his friend’s house and got a takeaway when the horror smash happened
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He had left his friend’s house and got a takeaway from a local fish and chip shop in Manchester before losing control of his car on a bend.

He sustained massive brain trauma injuries in the smash and his family were told he might not make it.

The doctors were forced to perform a craniotomy on Ryan, removing a section of his skull to relieve the swelling on his brain.

It saved his left but he was left paralysed having suffered severe brain damage.

Donald Berry sustained a serious brain injury while working at Kendal Calling Festival
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Ryan, from Bamber Bridge in Lancashire, is being treated at a care home in Greater Manchester but his mum has been trying to raise money to bring her son home so he can be looked after there.

Now Good Samaritan Carol Davies, from Lancaster, has offered her £150,000 worth of care equipment.

She bought the equipment to care for her late husband Donald Berry who suffered brain damage from an 11,000 volt electric shock when his crane hit a live cable at the Kendal Calling Festival in 2010.

The shock cut off oxygen to his brain and left him severely disabled.

Donald, a dad-of-one, died in August 2016.

Carol said sepsis and pneumonia were thought to have been the cause of his death.

Having bought all the equipment to care for Donald at home, including a £16,000 bed and mattress, Carol has now donated it all to Helen and her son Ryan.

She said: “It’s Helen’s if she wants it, free of charge. We got no help from the government, it cost us £210,000 a year for care which we had to pay for ourselves. We had nine carers coming to the house each day.”

In response to Carol’s act of kindness Helen said: “She’s amazing, everybody has been amazing, the community support has been phenomenal.

“I can’t stress how brilliant they have all been. We are trying to keep positive.”

Ryan misjudged a bend and crashed into three parked cars
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Ryan after doctors performed Doctors performed a craniotomy on Ryan, which involves removing a section of his skull to stop the swelling on his brain
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