British rower, 21, in a coma within the US after struggling a head damage when she fell down the steps
- British rower Anna Thornton, 21, is in a coma in Seattle after falling down stairs
- Thornton, who was coaching to be an Olympian in 2020, was learning within the US
- Fall occurred earlier this month however information unfold as household began elevating funds
- Relations are attempting to boost £80,000 to have her introduced again to the UK
Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
British rower Anna Thornton is in a coma within the US after struggling a head damage whereas falling down some stairs.
Thornton, 21, who was coaching to develop into an Olympian in 2020, suffered the autumn whereas learning at Washington College earlier this month.
She is at present being cared for in Seattle, the place the college is situated.
British rower Anna Thornton, 21 (pictured entrance), is in a coma in Seattle the place she was learning after falling down the steps earlier this month
The 21-year-old Thornton (proper) has been coaching to develop into an Olympian in 2020
A Simply Giving web page has been arrange as a way to assist with Thornton’s medical repatriation
Information of her plight unfold on Friday as family members began elevating cash to have her returned to the UK.
Writing on a Simply Giving web page, Joe Thornton stated: ‘Anna Thornton is an English rower who… has achieved a lot within the quick time since taking on the game on the Nottingham River Trent on the age of 12.
‘Anna has proudly waved the crew GB colors for a lot of this time while striving to develop into a possible 2020 Olympian.
‘At 18 she was given a full scholarship to Washington College in Seattle as a way to proceed to her life’s ardour.
‘Anna has not too long ago been concerned in an accident involving a severe head damage and stays in a coma.
‘The cash that’s being raised is to convey Anna again from the Seattle hospital that’s at present caring for her.’
Yaz Farooq, Washington College’s head of ladies’s rowing, stated: ‘The ideas and prayers of the Washington rowing neighborhood have been with Anna since her accident.
‘Our crew, workers and directors are targeted on doing the whole lot we are able to to make sure she receives the very best care. All of us miss her dearly on the boathouse and each single one among us is pulling for her.’
Washington College’s head of rowing stated: ‘We miss her… each one among us is pulling for her’
British rowing stated ‘Our focus is on supporting her (Thornton) and her household in any method’
British Rowing launched a press release saying: ‘We’re conscious that Anna was concerned in an accident in Seattle, USA in early November.
‘Anna is at present learning on the College of Washington and is in a steady however severe situation.
‘Presently our focus is on supporting her and her household in any method potential.’