Lucky Delia says ‘thank-you’

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CAR crash victim Delia Swann who defied doctors to make a miraculous recovery has said a huge thanks to the hospital that saved her life.

Delia, from Marshland St James, beat all the odds to survive after suffering catastrophic head injuries after her car flipped over and landed upside down in a ditch in November 2009.

She was treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge where she was nursed in the Neuro Critical Care Unit occupying the number one bed for seven weeks.

It took until August last year for Delia to finally be fully discharged.

Friends and family together with Delia wanted to thank the staff and hospital for their life-saving care and in September a group of seven undertook a 60-mile sponsored bike ride from Addenbrooke’s Hospital to Delia’s home.

The group were: Sarah Bridgeland (Delia’s sister), Catherine Swann (mother-in-law), and friends Sophie Worlding, Jennifer Cousins, Erika Field, Clare Walker and Lucy Poole.

Friend Allan Lawrence also undertook the Great North Run in September to raise more money for the hospital.

In total £3,625.59 was raised by their efforts and last week Delia and three of the sponsored cyclists went along to Addenbrooke’s Hospital to present a cheque to the Neuro Critical Care Unit.

Staff nurse Karen Morfill, who was among the nurses who were on duty the night Delia was admitted on November 23 2009, received the cheque

“I would personally like to thank everyone who saved my life,” said Delia.