Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Surviving in a safety helmet, the little boy with half a skull

‘Like any three-year-old, Tom Trueman is constantly at risk of taking a tumble.

But in his case every fall could prove fatal – which is why he wears a safety helmet every waking moment.

Tom, who has already had ten operations, had half of his skull removed after a hospital infection attacked most of the bones in his head.

He has astounded doctors with his progress since but, as his everwatchful parents know, a knock from a fall or a glancing blow from a stray football could cause permanent brain damage or prove fatal.’

The Boy With Half A Skull

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