A fundraiser has been launched for a teenager who was left fighting for his life after he was hit by a truck in Carshalton last month.
It is believed that Michael was on his way home from Poulters Park with his younger brother Lewis when he was hit by the vehicle on February 20.
It was reported that Michael was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery and “still has a long road to recovery.”
A GoFundMe organiser said: “Whilst crossing the road Michael was hit by a truck and suffered catastrophic and life changing injuries.
“Lewis stayed by his side and reassured him until an ambulance arrived.
“Michael suffered a significant bleed on his brain, a fractured skull, lacerations to his lung, kidney trauma and a fractured pelvis amongst the multiple soft tissue injuries which covered the majority of his body.”
She added: “For any teenager this level of trauma would have been life threatening but for Michael, who was born with Di George syndrome, a congenital heart defect and only one kidney, the situation was extremely precarious.
“Over the last week or so Michael, and his lovely Mum Vicky and two brothers Karl and Lewis, have shown true courage and positivity.
“Michael has begun the slow road to recovery and is now growing stronger by the day.
“Every day he faces his rehabilitation exercises with strength and determination. He is our little hero.”
Michael’s family and friends hope the fundraiser will help provide equipment for Michael’s rehabilitation.
“Their family home will require some adaptations to make it an environment he can recover in rather than staying in hospital for an extended period of time.
“We would also like to use any money we raise towards a small holiday for Michael and his family to help them recover from the trauma they have all endured during the last couple of weeks.”
The fundraiser reached £1,415 at the time of publishing.
To donate visit here.