Every parents nightmare faced Keith and Samina Sulman when their three-year-old son Mckenzi came off his bike and suffered a head injury.
And it was the reassuring presence of paramedics from the East Anglian Air Ambulance which helped them through the anxious hours as he was rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital after suffering fits following the fall from his bike.
Now Keith, 39, of Pembroke Close, Mildenhall, is aiming to pay something back to the charity by taking part in the Silverstone Half Marathon on Sunday March 15.
McKenzi’s accident happened when he was out with his older brothers Joshua, 14, and Ryhs, 11, at the bicycle ramps in St John’s Close. He came off his bike and banged his head and suffered two fits,
The air ambulance was called and its paramedics travelled with Mckenzi in a land ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
He has suffered subsequent fits but scans have come back clear.
Keith, a head gardener for a private estate, said: “I wanted to start running again after I did the London Marathon in 2007 but hadn’t got round to it. This has given me an incentive and hopefully will raise a little bit of money in a small way.
“I would like to say a massive thank you to the paramedics and hope to raise funds so they can help other adults and kids like us.
“They helped calm the situation down for us and reassured us when we needed them.”
Keith is running three times a week in all weathers in preparation for the event.
To support him go to www.justgiving.com/keith-sulman