Sacha was on a school trip when the unthinkable happened. While the seven-year-old was playing in Richmond Park, he heard a loud crack overhead. He tried to run, but tripped over a rock. The falling tree branch, weighing over 300kg, crushed him. His parents Jo and Igor tell his story:


Thanks to your ongoing support, we’re able to keep our service running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the 10 million people who live, work and travel in London.

Because of people like you, we can be there for patients like Sacha and his family. Thank you.

10 stories to inspire hope

Jo and Igor shared their story in our patient booklet, 'Difficult roads can take you on a beautiful journey.' The booklet narrates the individual and inspirational recovery journeys of 10 of our ex-patients and their families.

We hope the booklet can can be a source of strength for others and offer useful strategies to cope with the journey ahead for those who have recently experienced serious injury. 

Download the booklet