A WOMAN from Whitchurch who nearly lost her life after falling down the stairs is raising money for the people who saved her.

In February, Yasmin Jukes, 17, fainted at the top of the stairs at her home, falling down and sustaining a traumatic brain injury and spent nearly six weeks in Royal Stoke Hospital recovering.

For Yasmin's upcoming 18th birthday she has decided to launch a fundraiser for the hospital to thank the staff for their work.

So far Yasmin has raised more than £4,000 and says without the treatment she received from the staff, she would not be here today.

"My reason for fundraising for this charity is because back in February, I had a very bad accident and endured a traumatic brain injury," said Yasmin.

"I spent time in critical care and on Ward 228 at Stoke hospital for just under six weeks in total.

"Without the first class treatment that I received from all the staff at this hospital, as well as the air ambulance, I would not be here today.

"Myself and my family cannot thank them enough."

Yasmin's mother Caroline Jukes added that Yasmin's survival was miraculous.

"She is very lucky to be alive after fainting at the top of the stairs," said Caroline.

"After falling backwards and sustaining a fractured skull, several bleeds on her brain and a blood clot, she defied all the medical team at Stoke hospital.

"Without the wonderful air/land ambulance crew and the amazing medical teams at Stoke hospital she wouldn't be here today.

"She's nothing short of a miracle.

"We just wanted to thank everyone for their very kind donations and all the medical teams."

To donate to the fundraiser, visit www.facebook.com/donate/1000565717066017/