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Bury St Edmunds skateboarder Sid Hudson severely injured in fall thanks community in video message

A young skateboarder who suffered a brain injury in a fall has thanked the community for its support in a video message.

Sid Hudson, 16, of Bury St Edmunds, was left with bleeding and swelling on his brain following an accident at the town's skate park, in Olding Road, last month.

He has been recovering at Addenbrooke's Hospital and is due to return home next week.

Sid Hudson in a screenshot from his video message
Sid Hudson in a screenshot from his video message

In a video message, released on YouTube on Tuesday, Sid thanked the community for its support.

He said: "I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for helping, messaging me and making sure I'm okay.

"The NHS has been amazing."

In a message on Facebook yesterday, his mum Kirsty said Sid would be joining his family at home next week.

"It can’t come soon enough," she said.

"He always impressed his Dad and I. Christ he has gone above and beyond this time impressing so many.

"He would not be here without all the incredible care he has received right from the beginning, his friends and strangers alike.

"The paramedics who went above and beyond to look after Sid and checked in on myself so often and supported me on so many levels.

"The most incredible care from West Suffolk Hospital A&E. I could of hugged all the nurses and staff there.

"We can’t wait to take Sid and say thank you."

She praised staff at Addenbrooke’s who 'even now have had to work in extreme conditions' particularly the neuro intensive care and the doctors and nurses who helped Sid's recovery with the 'most professional and compassionate approach'.

"They were just superhuman," she added.

When he was injured, Sid's aunt Tara Hudson, who lives in America, launched an online fund-raiser to offset loss of wages for Sid's parents Kirsty and Darrin as well as support living expenses while they are away from home staying near the hospital.