Mum of Sheffield horror fall girl thanks donors

Amy Wigfull, centre, with her family before the trip.

Amy Wigfull, centre, with her family before the trip.

The mum of a Sheffield woman who cheated death when she plunged from a Spanish hotel window while sleepwalking said today she was ‘overwhelmed’ with the support they had received.

Amy Wigfull, aged 24, is only alive because she was asleep and relaxed when her body hit the ground, Spanish medics told her family.

She was on a girls’ holiday to Benalmadena in Spain celebrating her mum’s 40th birthday when tragedy struck.

Today her mum Shelley Wigfull, from Mexborough told The Star: “She is lucky to be alive.

“I just feel numb inside about what has happened, it’s been awful but on the positive side, we have been completely overwhelmed by the support we’ve received for Amy.

“I can’t really take it in, it’s surreal and just amazing.”

So far more than £7,000 has been donated to a fund set up to help pay for Amy’s medical bills and bring her home as she did not take out holiday insurance.

Shelley said: “I want to thank everyone who has donated from the bottom of my heart.

“Amy looks so frail in her hospital bed and has been cuddling a teddy bear her boyfriend brought over for her.

“She can’t believe the support either. She keeps saying ‘I didn’t know I had that many friends’.”

Amy, a visual merchandiser, who is originally from Wincobank, was today due to undergo surgery on her wrist and pelvis.

She broke her shoulders, wrist, vertebrae and pelvis, smashed her teeth and has bleeding on the brain.

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