VIDEO: In November 2014, Danielle Bartley was involved in a serious road traffic collision which left her fighting for her life. Tragically, she ended up having her right arm amputated just below the elbow, but Danielle openly admits that, without the help of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) crew at the scene, she would not be alive today.
Today (Wednesday), less than a year after her accident, Danielle will be climbing a walkway over the top of the former Millennium Dome in London in order to raise money for HIOWAA. Prone to vertigo, she will be confronting one of her greatest fears as she conquers the grand peak of the O2 at 52 metres. Danielle’s climb is expected to take her approximately 90 minutes.
“This is my way of saying ‘thank you’ to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. I would never have made it by road ambulance, and without the Air Ambulance, my son wouldn’t have his Mum, his only parent”.
Friends, family and supporters have rallied to the cause and have donated almost £2,000 in sponsorship to Danielle’s Justgiving page: Justgiving Danielle
Alex Lochrane, CEO of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance commented:
“Ten months after an accident that almost cost her her life, Danielle is undertaking a challenge that many would find terrifying at the best of times.
“She has raised a phenomenal amount of money for the charity and I am full of nothing but admiration”.
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Danielle recounts her story in a short film, included below: