Our patients are at the centre of what we do. There is nothing more heart-warming for our team than when a former patient gets in touch and wants to visit us. If you, or a family member, has been a patient of ours and would like to get in touch, we would love to hear from you. Some patients share their story to help raise awareness of our work.
Charity News, Fundraising News
01st Dec 2020
I was visiting a close friend of mine in August 2020. I was heading back and had a head on collision with another car. It was combined speed of over 100mph. I would have lost a leg and could have died if it weren't for the team from KSS.
27th Nov 2020
It was a lovely, sunny day; great conditions for paragliding, with light thermals building. I’ve been doing paragliding for 24 years. It’s the simplest form of aviation that exists; you fly using a fabric wing, which keeps its form by the air pressure going into it. I think everyone wants to fly, there’s still a bit of the ancestral bird in us.
Saroj and Sarah
25th Sep 2020
I remember the day vividly. I had just returned from a business trip the night before and was working at home that day. Thank God, otherwise the outcome could have been very different.
23rd Jul 2020
I am a keen mountain biker and I regularly cycle in the South Downs National Park. I live in Eastbourne close to the foot of the Downs. On Saturday 6th June 2020 I set off early on my electric bike and headed for Friston Forest via the Long Man of Wilmington. This was my first ride on the electric bike and I decided to extend my ride over the Seven Sisters as I would not ordinarily do so on my manual bike. I was eager to get home soon as the weather was about to change.
Lauren and Charlie
15th Jul 2020
My name is Lauren, and this is the story of how Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex saved my son Charlie’s life.
30th Jun 2020
Our two-year-old son was saved by KSS in 2018. It was coincidentally just a month after we signed up to take part in their lottery scheme. We were at our local petrol station and my fiancé Michael joked as he got back in the car after registering, saying ‘I’ll probably never use the Air Ambulance but it’s a good cause so I thought I’d sign up anyway’.
12th Jun 2020
I was heading down the Pevensey bypass and suddenly, I saw a black car coming straight towards me on my side of the road. It was overtaking, which a lot of cars do in that area because it’s a wide road. There was plenty of space, but suddenly the car clipped the one it was overtaking and came straight at me, hitting me head on. I heard the bang before I became unconscious.
04th Jun 2020
It was Father’s Day, 2016. I was due to hop on a train up to London with my wife and two kids, to see the premier of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’. Our train wasn’t due for another hour, so thought I’d go out for a quick ride on my bike, whilst the family finished getting ready. But, I ended up not returning home for another nine weeks – not quite the Father’s Day I’d planned.
10th Feb 2020
My name is Josh and as spring approaches, I remember how lucky I am to be alive and who I have to thank for making that possible. In 2010, when I fell 35ft to the ground during a simulated parachute landing, my world changed and I had no idea my life would soon be in the hands of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.