Monmouth wall crash boy back at school
11:40am Wednesday 9th January 2013 in Gwent news
BRAVE teenager Daniel Morgan went back to school this week, less than three months after suffering life-threatening injuries when a wall collapsed on top of him.
The 15-year-old was crushed by a wall while taking off his socks before PE at the leisure centre that Monmouth Comprehensive pupils use.
Mum Angie Harries, 44, took the teenager to lessons on Monday for the first time since the October 23 incident. He was planning on staying there as long as he could, as he is still recovering from a broken leg.
Hismumsaid she was delighted by her son’s return following a happy family Christmas.
“It’s great it’s his first day back,” she said.
“Dan’s booked in for an operation on the January 18 where they will take the frame off his leg and he will wear a cast for several weeks.”
The weight of the wall smashed Daniel’s leg in five places and he had two fractured ribs, a punctured lung and stable fractures to his hip and pelvis.
But worse was to come, as it was discovered he had a torn artery and damage to his liver.
Life-saving operations followed but the teenager would not be beaten, battling back to health during a four week hospital stay.
His recovery was described as the “best Christmas present ever” by his proud mum.
Dan, who visited school on December 12 for lunch with his tutor group, is busy practising for the school production of Bugsy Malone.
The first show takes place at the end of the month.