Family told to say their goodbyes to man hurt in trampoline accident – Hull Live

Rob Harcourt tripped and fell over a trampoline, suffering from a dislocated neck and kinked spinal cord
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The family of a popular scaffolder has been told by doctors to say their goodbyes. Following a serious trampoline accident Rob Harcourt' suffered from a dislocated neck and kinked spinal cord.
Friend Alan Jones how now revealed that doctors have informed the family that the 37-year-old will sadly never recover from his 'catastrophic' injuries – and the family have been invited to say their goodbyes to him, Teeside Live reports.
Doctors believe Rob would be paralysed from the chest down, he has since suffered a cardiac arrest and underwent major surgery after doctors found fluid in his brain, remaining in the intensive care unit since he was admitted to James Cook University Hospital. After being taken off sedation following the surgery, Rob was able to move his eyes but was unable to wake up; with his family now learning he will not be able to recover.
A Go Fund Me page was set up by Rob's friends Alan and Amanda Jones to help his partner Jade Higgins and Rob's family through this difficult time, the page already exceeding £6,000 after its original target of £1,000. Rob's brother Alan posted the devastating update into his friend's condition on Saturday.
He said: "I’m afraid we have some really really sad news. The consultants have today (August 20) confirmed that Rob will not recover.
"His close friends and family have been invited to say their goodbyes. The doctors will then remove his tracheotomy and he will pass peacefully surrounded and wrapped in love by his first and last love – his mum and his partner.
"Our thoughts are with Rob Jackie and Jade. Please keep them in your prayers"
Although Alan and Amanda have never met Rob in person due to living in Wales, they felt they needed to do something following the news. Amanda explained that the page was set up to help Rob's partner Jade and their children whilst Rob has been fighting in hospital.
Previously speaking to Teesside Live, Amanda said: "Considering we started off with a target of £1,000, I've just kept upping it and upping it, so that's going really well. Because of the GoFundMe and the generosity of everybody, Jade has been able to focus on what she needs to do to get through each day.
"[She does not] have to worry about where the money for the rent is coming or money for the electric. It's given her a little bit of breathing room to be able to focus on what she needs to do to be there for Rob and support herself and get herself through it."
Messages of support and donations for the family have poured in following Alan's sad update, with Amanda saying they are all 'completely devastated' that nothing more can be done for Rob. One comment said that Rob is a 'wonderful character' and 'a pillar for the Grove Hill community'; with others sending on their thoughts and prayers to Rob's family including Jackie and Jade.
Visit here to donate to the Go Fund Me Page, which has already reached £6,303 in donations, already exceeding the £6,000 total.

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