A MUM is desperately appealing for funds to buy her disabled son an electric standing frame in the hope that it will let him walk again.

Nick Ferrier, aged 27, suffered from a serious head injury following a quad bike accident in Green Lane, Worcester, back in March 2015.

The family have been told Nick will need a £3,750 frame if there is any chance of him being able to walk again.

The frame will allow Nick to pull himself up to a standing position so he can bear his own weight, build his muscles and regain his balance.

Mum-of-four and full-time carer, Janie Ferrier, said: “My boy desperately needs a standing frame.

“I need to hear his voice. I know that day will come. I have never lost hope. I believe he will talk again. I believe he will walk again.”


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Nick, who has a nine-year-old son who lives with his mum, returned to his Worcester family home in October last year, following two years of being in hospital and 18 months in a care home.

We previously reported on the 'Help get Nick home' campaign his mum launched to try and get him home from hospital.

He spent time in the Worcestershire Royal, Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham and Leamington Spa Hospital.

Miss Ferrier, aged 43, said: “Miraculously Nick eventually came through. He survived. It’s been a long, hard and heart-breaking four years, but Nick never fails to have a smile. He has the same humour and personality, but he is just trapped in his own body.

“I was told he would have no quality in life. I was devastated, but we never gave up on him.” She added: “It has been emotional. There is nothing out there for him. If he was under 18, apparently he would stand more chance and would have a standing frame funded. I’m getting no support whatsoever. I’m doing everything by myself. It’s frustrating. Nick won’t improve without the help.

“He has got no way of communicating other than writing, and even then, I have to hold his wrists to support him. He is completely dependent on me.”

A charity fun day will be held at the Blackpole Inn, in Worcester, on August 25 from 12pm to help boost funds for the electric standing frame. There will be a raffle, a tombola and face painting. To donate, visit