A MUM has made a heartfelt plea to stay by her son’s side during his lengthy recovery after he fell four storeys from scaffolding in Cwmbran.

Callum Crowley is in hospital with what have been described as “life-changing” injuries after he fell from the top of a building of flats in Llewellyn Road in Southville, Cwmbran, on Saturday, May 6.

The pupil of Talocher School, in Monmouth, was out with a friend when he is said to have climbed a ladder to the top of the building.

His mum, Kate Sherwin, of Clos Cae Nant, Southville, has recently set up a GoFundMe page to help raise funds to be by her son’s side during his expected transfer to a hospital in Buckinghamshire.

The 12-year-old was treated for injuries to his back, internal injuries and broken ribs at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children since coming out of intensive care and is now at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales, Cardiff.

Ms Sherwin, aged 34, said Callum “may never walk again” and is “extremely likely” to spend time in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Buckinghamshire, for at least six months.

The mum states she suffers from a condition which causes her to snore and sleepwalk and is unable to use the bed in the hospital next to her son as it will disrupt other children. As a result, she will have to foot the bill for hotel costs to be by his side. She added the hospital has “no family rooms” available and has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund accommodation.

A statement on the GoFundMe page, by Kate Sherwin, said she will “have to pay for either a hotel or B &B” with the “cheapest she can find (being) £40 a night”.

The statement adds: “I can’t afford that as I’m a single mum and travelling every day isn’t possible as I live in Cwmbran. I need your help so I can be with my baby and help him get over this and pray that he will walk again”.

She added that if Callum is not transferred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, any funds raised will be donated to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

Speaking to the Argus this week, she added: “Callum is a miracle boy and everyone said he should have died from that fall”.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Executive also confirmed that an “investigation is ongoing” into the circumstances surrounding the fall.

To donate, visit this fundraising page.