(BBC) – The family of a man who was believed to have suffered fatal injuries after being involved in a road traffic accident said it is a “miracle” he is alive. Lewis Roberts, 19, was struck by a van on Broad Street in Leek in March 2021.
At one point the family was told he had suffered a brain-stem death but hours before surgery to donate his organs, he began to breathe on his own. His case has led to reviews in the way head injury patients are treated.
Jade Roberts, his sister, said: “They said that Lewis had passed away, his brain-stem was dead… and there was nothing more they could do.”
Because his family had agreed to donate his organs, his life support machine was kept on and he showed signs of life when he squeezed his sister’s hand. CONTINUE