Young boy nearly killed by crashing glass door confronts fear of paramedics

Melissa Hills and Damien Smith

FIRST ON 7: A little boy who was nearly killed by a falling glass door has confronted his biggest fear.

Lawson Lowe is still struggling with the trauma after a glass door fell on him leaving him with a huge gash on his back that needed 300 stitches.

Lawson Lowe with the two paramedics who helped change his memory of ambulances following a horrific accident. Photo: 7 News
Lawson Lowe with the two paramedics who helped change his memory of ambulances following a horrific accident. Photo: 7 News
Lawson pretending to drive the ambulance. Photo: 7 News
Lawson pretending to drive the ambulance. Photo: 7 News

The three-year-old is still struggling with nightmares, but thanks to two kind paramedics he had been able to confront his fears and take a look inside an ambulance for fun.

Lawson took full advantage of the experience and even got to have a go at pretending to drive the vehicle.

But when Lawson was taken to hospital he had quite a different experience.

Lawson's mum Aleeda Lowe. Photo: 7 News
Lawson's mum Aleeda Lowe. Photo: 7 News

Lawson’s mum Aleeda Lowe told the 000 operator: “A glass door just fell on my not even three-year-old. It's the biggest gash I've ever seen in my life on his back”

Lawson has been left with deep scaring physically and mentally following the accident.

Mrs Lowe added: "We got told if he had been facing the opposite way he would have died on the floor.”

Lawson needed 300 stitches in his back following the glass door falling on him. Photo: 7 News
Lawson needed 300 stitches in his back following the glass door falling on him. Photo: 7 News


Lawson was brave during the ride to Sydney Children's Hospital and he still remembers what happened.

Mrs Lowe explained Lawson screams out about not wanting to go in the ambulance and not wanting to go to hospital during nightmares.

Lawson right after the accident while he was on the way to Westmead Children's Hospital. Photo: 7 News
Lawson right after the accident while he was on the way to Westmead Children's Hospital. Photo: 7 News

The paramedics hope to replace those bad memories with good ones."

Paramedic Pat Dale told 7 News: “It's good that we got to come here today, meet him, and make sure he's not scared of ambulances."