A brave mum has put her pain and worry aside to film an important video begging parents to fit their children with a helmet.
Emma Fairthorne is mum to beautiful teen Georgia, who is fighting for her life following brain surgery after falling over while skateboarding.
The heartbreaking clip sees Emma – standing outside the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where Georgia is being treated – plea with parents to ensure their kids are properly protected.
“It's the summer holidays and I know it's not cool to wear a helmet,” she says to the camera.
“We didn't have one that fitted Georgia but I just didn't think. She didn't go down a massive hill.
“I wish as a mum that I had provided her with a helmet.
“I'm just praying the best possible outcome happens for her.
“That should have been a broken wrist or ankle... not brain surgery and intensive care.”
19-year old Georgia fell when her skateboard hit a stone – an accident that could easily happen.
“'She was out playing with her sisters – she'd had a really nice week with us down here,” says Emma.
“The older ones decided to go out on the skateboards – I heard them at the front of the house. I thought I ought to check they weren't going far as it was quite late.
“About half an hour later Hermione [a relative] came running in saying, ‘It's Georgia, it's Georgia!’
“I just want all the kids out there to know...please, please.”
Emma has now set up a Facebook page Georgia on my mind, where she shares updates on the teen’s progress, as well as her happiest memories of her beloved daughter.