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Aaron Clifford remains on life support in a critical condition

Aaron Clifford's family say there have been 'good steps in the right direction' but he remains in an induced coma almost a month after Snetterton BSB crash

The family of Aaron Clifford, the 19-year-old rider who suffered multiple injuries in an accident whilst competing in the National Superstock 600 race at Snetterton BSB last month, have provided an update on his condition.

Clifford remains on life support and in a critical condition in Royal Papworth Critical Care Unit in Cambridge, but the ECMO that was working as an artificial lung for a time has now been removed. 

It is now hoped he will be transferred to Addenbrooke Hospital and its Neuroscience Critical Care Unit to bring him out of his induced coma.

his family have taken to his Facebook page to explain just how serious Aaron's injuries are with a series of broken bones in his back, face, leg and arms, as well as the serious head injury that continues to leave him in a critical condition.

The 19-year-old was injured in an accident involving Adam Hartgrove and Charlie Morris along the Senna Straight during the warm-up lap for the SSTK 600 race. After being airlifted to hospital, he was placed in an induced coma in which he remains.

The severity of his injuries was only revealed a week later when his family confirmed a series of broken bones in his back, face, leg and arms, in addition to the serious head injury.

A message on the Aaron’s Facebook page reads:

Hi all just a quick update on Aaron’s condition,

Yesterday they removed the ECMO which was the machine working as a artificial lung. This is a good step in the right direction. Although the ECMO is off he is still on full life support and is in critical condition in royal Papworth CCU. In the coming days he will be moved back to Addenbrooke hospital to their NCCU (neuroscience critical care unit) and hopefully they will wake him up, this may take some time. 

He hasn’t had any progress on the broken bones in the last few weeks other than keeping him comfortable so there will be a number of surgeries in the coming weeks for this as well.

Myself, Michelle and all of the family are absolutely overwhelmed by the support you are all showing Aaron. The care he is being given here in Cambridge is unbelievable. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone. Thanks Kenneth, Michelle and Leah. [sic]

Aaron Clifford Fundraising Page - How to donate

A fundraising page has been set up to assist “help with Aaron’s recovery and the long road ahead”. The family says 10% of the total raised will be donated to East Anglia Air Ambulance.

To date, the current raised total of €23,000 has already exceeded the original €20,000 target.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT AARON CLIFFORD’S GOFUNDMEPAGE TO DONATE

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