As reported last week 12-year-old Ronnie Wraith was struck by lightning on a football pitch whilst playing football representing the district of Hertfordshire.

With 4 minutes left off the game to be played the unthinkable took place and Ronnie was struck to the chest by lightning! This resulted into a cardiac arrest and his heart stopping for a 30 minute period.

He remains in an induced coma at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he is receiving 24-hour care, family member Emily Wraith stated his prognosis is still unsure, and he is receiving 24hr care from an amazing team in PICU.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by family member Emily to give Ronnie a “second chance at life” and she said she hoped to raise money to help the family on what is sure to be “long hard road ahead”. and any donations any donations given will be extremely appreciative and will go a long way for Ronnie and his family for his ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.

You can donate HERE

The incident happened at The Sele School in Hertford last  Monday afternoon during a district football tournament, with “several people” affected.

Headteacher Chris Quach posted on the school’s Facebook page: “There was a district football tournament organised by an external body at The Sele School. Sadly, a young boy from another school and an adult was struck by lightning during this event.

“They have been taken to the hospital. Myself, the entire staff at Sele and wider community would like to thank emergency services, the community and our first aiders who were quick to respond whilst waiting for emergency services.

“Our good wishes and thoughts are with the people who were injured.”


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