Tree surgeon, 24, unable to speak, eat or walk after part of skull removed following horror crash on his way to chippy

Tree surgeon, 24, unable to speak, eat or walk after part of skull removed following horror crash on his way to chippy

A TREE surgeon is unable to speak, eat or walk after part of his skull was removed in the wake of a horror crash.

Ryan Womack, 24, misjudged a bend and smashed into three parked cars, before ending up in a back garden in Manchester last October.

 

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Ryan has lost part of his skull and is now brain damaged after a horror crash last October

Ryan's loved ones have described him as a 'loveable' guy

He had just left his friends house and got takeaway from a local fish and chip shop in Manchester when disaster struck on October 6 at 11.25pm.

His mum Helen told Lancs Live: "We were told that he was touch and go. The police told us we had to go to the hospital because he might not make it.

"We arrived in Manchester and I remember the doctor telling us that: 'If we do this surgery he will never be Ryan again.'"

"I just told him to do what he had to do, I would do anything for him to live."

He sustained massive brain trauma known as TBI (traumatic brain injury) with a DAI (diffused axonal injury) which means the damage is all over his brain.

He was rushed to hospital and doctors performed a craniotomy procedure. This involves removing a section of his skull to stop the swelling on his brain.

'MISCHEVIOUS YET SO LOVEABLE'

But he is now living in a nursing home in West Lancashire, unable to fully recognise his mum.

"He recognises me as his mum I think, he sometimes holds my hand and plays with my hair but other times there is nothing there."

His loved ones have described him as a "loveable" guy with "a wicked sense of humour".

Recalling his best characteristics, they said on his fundraising page: "Ryan is a 24 year old lad, with a wicked sense of humour.

Recalling his best characteristics, they said on his fundraising page: "Ryan is a 24 year old lad, with a wicked sense of humour.

"He makes his friends laugh with his daft antics and silly Irish voices, he loved his life and lived it to the full.
"He has a younger brother Ben and sister Anna.
"He is a fully qualified tree surgeon with lots of experience. He was a Jack the lad,  always up to some mischief and is loved by all his family and friends. He is the type of person, who could go into the pub on his own and come out with new friends.  Mischievous yet so loveable."

He has suffered a number of infections since the big operation, and other bouts of illness because he still undergoes different procedures.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9646656/tree-surgeon-manchester-crash-skull-removed/

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