Appeal continues for Amy Wain

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The family of a young mum who fell into a coma while on holiday in France say a recent attempt to take her off a life-support machine was unsuccessful.

Amy Wain, of Swanwick, cut short a dream holiday to Disneyland for her five-year-old daughter Elissa, and was coming home on a ferry when her condition became critical and she was evacuated by helicopter.

She was diagnosed with untreated pnuemonia, her vital organs failed and she was put on a life-support machine. Members of her family have held a bedside vigil since.

Twin sister Jessica said: “Amy was taken off the expo machine last Thursday and deteriorated rapidly. She was put back on the machine and she’s now stable again.

“It’s a bit of bad news and a bit of good news.

“I am trying to go over on July 23 for a few weeks.

“It was Amy’s daughter’s birthday on Friday - it was a bit emotional.

“As a family we are holding up as well as you can.”

Amy’s co-workers at the BP garage in Hartshay, where she has worked for five years, have formed Amy’s Angels, a team who have collected donations and raffle prizes to raise funds for the family’s expenses.

A quiz night at Jacksdale Social Club will be held on Thursday July 5 with prizes including dinner and theatre tickets.

To donate or help call 07973201433.