A grandmother from Chesterfield says her world just opened up when she heard that her grandson was in hospital having life saving brain surgery. Elaine Preston is now helping to care for 15 year old Kai who is recovering:
A teenager from Chesterfield is starting to rebuild his life after a potentially fatal burst blood vessel in his brain. Kai Thomas, who's 15, has had to learn to walk and talk again after collapsing with a severe headache back in June. His family were warned he may not survive as James Webster reports:
The mother of a teenager from Chesterfield who is recovering from a burst blood vessel in his brain says she will always be grateful to the doctors at Sheffield Children's Hospital for saving him. Tracey Thomas has been describing how she was initially warned that he son Kai might not survive:
Kai Thomas says he found it frustrating when he could not communicate following life-saving surgery on his brain. The 15 year old is now enjoying being back home, though his speech is still affected:
Kai Thomas' family documented his stay in hospital by taking photographs as he recovered from his near-fatal brain bleed. Doctors at Sheffied Children's Hospital had to operate on a burst blood vessel in his head.The photograph below shows Kai shortly after being brought out of his medically induced-coma:
He had developed a blood clot inside his brain and the operation to remove it took six hours. After the procedure he was not able to communicate and would sometimes lash out in frustration.
A teenager from Chesterfield is recovering from a life-threatening brain bleed. Kai Thomas, 15, had to be put into a medically-induced coma for treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital after a blood vessel in his brain burst in June. Four months on, he has had to learn to walk and speak again.
Everton Under-21s goalkeeper Connor Hunt has joined Chesterfield on a one-month loan.
The stopper, who moved to the Toffees from Blackpool in the summer, was named on the bench for the Spireites home match against Oldham Athletic.
The head of a children's cancer charity in our region is preparing to fly to the Czech republic to help pay for treatment there for the young brain tumour patient Ashya King. Ashya's parents sparked an international police hunt when they removed him from hospital without the permission of doctors. Jon Hill reports.
Actor George Telfer is preparing to take on his 13th marathon in his home town of Chesterfield.
The star, best known for his roles in the Auton film series and Emmerdale, will join 1,000 runners today at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon .
George, 52, has previously completed 10 London marathons, eight of them in aid of children's charity Whizz-Kidz.
He has also completed the Kielder Marathon and the York Marathon.
It feels fantastic to be running in Chesterfield. I've been running lots of routes here for years so it's great to do an official run.
"I train all year round, normally around three or four times a week. I just love to run, I love it that bit more every year. It's become part of my daily life."
The Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will raise funds for Kids 'n' Cancer UK, as well as other charities including Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.