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Stabbed teenager thanks Royal London Hospital for saving his life

PUBLISHED: 17:54 16 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:36 05 October 2010

Shelu Miah is thanking staff at the Royal London Hospital for saving his life

Shelu Miah is thanking staff at the Royal London Hospital for saving his life

A TEENAGER who was repeatedly stabbed in a fight has launched a campaign to thank staff at the Royal London Hospital for saving his life. Shelu Miah was close to death after being knifed four times in the stomach and chest in a street clash in Hackne

A TEENAGER who was repeatedly stabbed in a fight has launched a campaign to thank staff at the Royal London Hospital for saving his life.

Shelu Miah was close to death after being knifed four times in the stomach and chest in a street clash in Hackney Road in Bethnal Green in 2007.

At the time police said he was approached by a group of eight youths, some armed with knives and he staggered onto a number 55 bus before he collapsed.

The 17-year-old who lives in Old Bethnal Green Road was taken to the Royal London in Whitechapel where he was in intensive care for three days and spent nearly four months at the hospital while he recovered.

Three years later, Shelu who is now doing a work placement as part of his NVQ, is championing the hospital for not only saving his life but helping him turn his life around.

He has set up his own page on the website Thanks To, to thank staff on the Grosvenor B ward.

And he is urging other people to sign up and express their own gratitude to the hospital.

He said: "The hospital staff were excellent.

"Whatever I needed I would give them a shout and they would always respond to me.

"I was a troublemaker when I was 15 but when I came out of hospital I realised there was no point in being like that anymore. I had almost died and I didn't want be in conflict with anyone again."

He added: "I am now trying to get as many people as possible to thank the Royal London so their work does not go unnoticed.

"I want the public to know that the staff are doing such a good job and they deserve more than a thank you."

Shelu says he plans to raise money for the hospital in the future.

But firstly he is hoping collect more than 500 names on the website which he set up as part of a Social Enterprise project.

Visit http://www.thanksto.com/campaign/CURELIFE


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