Shropshire Paralympian recovering after being put on life support
A Paralympian is recovering after he was placed on life support following an emergency operation.
Mikey Hall, from St Martins near Oswestry, represented his country at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games where he picked up a gold medal.
But just days before he was due to compete in the Czech Republic he was rushed into hospital for emergency surgery.
After the operation on June 30 he suffered with septicaemia and was recently placed in an induced coma and was on life support.
But he is now out of the coma and recovering in hospital.
His mother Inge said: "It has been a worrying and stressful time for the family.
"He is now in a stable condition after being rushed into hospital.
"They have brought him out of the coma and he is talking but not a great deal.
"We ring the hospital in the morning and me and his father Tony go and see him everyday day.
"We are unsure how long it will be until he comes out of hospital as he is now on the high dependency unit.
"We are getting regular updates from the surgeon and the hospital and people at Shrewsbury have been fantastic. They couldn't have done more for Michael."
An archery firm is now urging people to send Mikey as many well-wishes as possible. Pro Boss Archery posted message of support on Facebook and asked for people to send wishes and messages to Mikey’s home.
The post read: “He needs our help and support, to know we all think of him and wish him better.
“We would like to ask you all to please send him a card so Mikey and his family can know how many of us love him, think of him and wish him a full recovery. They need this kind of support in a massive way right now. We aim to get as many cards as possible from all around the world.”
Mikey is an ex-serviceman who joined the Army in 1995, serving in the 1st The Queen’s Dragoons Guard.
In 2000 he was left paralysed from the chest down after an accident during a training exercise, where he fell off a rope bridge and broke his neck in two places, and fractured his spine in seven.
He joined the Help for Heroes Sports Recovery Programme and managed to excel in his archery field, spending 10 days with the British Paralympic Association at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games.
He has competed in the Paralympics, Prince Harry’s inaugural Invictus Games in 2014, as well as the World Para Archery Championships and Para Continental Championships.
His mother said the family home is now covered in get well cards and gifts from people they don’t even know wishing Mikey the best in his recovery.
She said: “We’re having around 10 cards a day and have so many here now. Everyone has been so supportive.”