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Published by the KLFM News Team at 5:29am 13th February 2018 (Updated 11:00am 13th February 2018)

Imagine hearing your step-daughter has been hit by a car in King's Lynn and there's nothing you can do to help.

Well, that is exactly what Rebecca went through on the night of 31st January. 

16-year-old Shania was riding her bicycle on Oak Circle just after 9:30 in the evening when she was hit by a car.

Shania has life changing injuries after being hit by a car in King's Lynn

We spoke to Rebecca about how she felt when she found out what had happened:

"My heart sank, just felt sick, just had to get there.

"It's heartbreaking because you don't know what to do, you've just got to be there and you can't help them.

"We found out she had broken her pelvis in four places.

"They transferred her to Addenbrookes that night, where we later found out that she had also broken and dislocated her ankle, had a bleed on the brain and also had some excessive bleeding from where she had fractured the pelvis. "

Shania is now back at the QE where she is recovering. 

But, the family have now found out that due to her injuries their family home isn't suitable for someone in Shania's condition.

Shania has life changing injuries after being hit by a car in King's Lynn

She cannot leave hospital until they find a new home, where she can be properly looked after. 

Rebecca says this news has been difficult for everyone to digest:

"If we can't find a home that's suitable for her, she has to stay in hospital for as long as it takes for us to find one.

"It's not safe for her to come home, she can't get in, she can't get out, we can't take her to appointments.

"It's just devastating especially for her, she was really looking forward to coming home and to having her family even closer.

"Now she knows she can't until we move, it's really hitting her."

Shania has life changing injuries after being hit by a car in King's Lynn

But Rebecca is looking forward to having her home:

"It will be nice just to have the family back together, just to have her there and know that we can see her everyday and pick her up when she needs us, instead of having to go see her.

"She's just amazing, she's so funny and she could pick anyone up on a bad day.

"She's the life and soul of the party, as they say.

"I'm going to cook her cooked breakfast that she likes every morning when I'm off work.

"She likes, it's really random, four waffles, four hash browns, she doesn't really like sausages, lots of bacon and lots of mayo."

Let's get Shania home, support her and her family be donating.

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