Mother has chunk of head removed after falling from third-floor window

Mother has a large chunk of her head removed after she fell out of a third-floor window and miraculously SURVIVED

  • Andrea Golda, 52, fell 23ft from a window while on holiday in the Czech Republic
  • The teacher from Austria had been feeling dizzy and blacked out before she fell
  • She was in a coma for a week with a traumatic brain injury and increased fluid
  • But Andrea somehow survived after doctors cut out part of her skull

A mother has had a large chunk of her head removed by doctors after she fell out of a third-floor window and survived.

Andrea Golda, 52, plunged 23ft from the window in the middle of a night while on holiday in the Czech Republic.

Doctors thought the teacher from Austria was going to die after she was put in a coma for a week with a traumatic brain injury and increasing fluid in the brain.


Andrea Golda (pictured left before the accident) has had a large chunk of her head removed (right) doctors after she fell from a third-floor window

Andrea, 52, plunged 23ft from the window in the middle of a night while on holiday in the Czech Republic

She’d also suffered a broken basin shovel, broken coccyx, a spine fracture, broken ribs and a broken hand.

‘I was put into a coma and they thought I was going to die,’ Andrea said.

‘Doctors had to open my whole body.

‘My heart and stomach were fine but other organs like my kidney and liver were injured.

‘I had four big operations where they had to cut into my skull to save my life because of the pressure in my brain and plastic bones were put in to protect it.

Doctors thought the mother-of-one (right, before the accident) was going to die after she was put in a coma for a week with

The Austrian suffered a traumatic brain injury and increased fluid in the brain, with doctors unsure if she would survive

‘A lot of muscles were destroyed and I couldn’t move my arm for a whole year.’

She had woken in the night and gone to the window to get some air after feeling faint but blacked out and woke up mid fall.

Andrea, who is a teacher, now needs therapy to help recover from the ordeal she had described as ‘terrifying’.

‘It was terrifying, and I don’t know how long I was laying there until my friend came and found me,’ she added.

‘Me and my friend had been out for a nice dinner but when I’d gone to bed I had a strange feeling in my body that I can’t explain.

She had woken in the night and gone to the window to get some air after feeling faint but blacked out and woke up mid fall

‘I woke up in the night feeling like I couldn’t breathe so I went to the window to get some air.

‘I must have blacked out because the next thing I remember is waking up as I was falling, I didn’t know what to do then I heard all of my bones breaking.

Andrea, from Linz, Austria, was dashed to the nearest hospital where her 20-year-old daughter, Laura, was told to expect the worst.

Andrea had fallen out of the window in the middle of the night after going to get air as she had spent the whole day feeling dizzy.

Andrea, from Linz, Austria, was dashed to the nearest hospital where her 20-year-old daughter, Laura, was told to expect the worst

She said: ‘It was a strange day.

‘I had a feeling that something wasn’t right but I was more healthy than you can imagine.

‘I thought I was just tired and needed a good night sleep.

‘I just felt weak and we still don’t know why.’

Over one year on and Andrea is still suffering from her injuries leading to daughter, Laura, setting up a fundraising page to help pay for therapy.

She’d also suffered a broken basin shovel, broken coccyx, a spine fracture, broken ribs and a broken hand

Andrea said: ‘I can’t go outside alone, I get double vision and at about ten or 11 o’clock I have to lay down because I’m in pain and I can’t speak.

‘The pain gets worse throughout the day and I have tinnitus for 24 hours a day.

‘I feel that my nerves are destroyed, and my cervical spine is damaged.

‘There has to be some kind of therapy out there that can help me.

Andrea (pictured before the accident) had fallen out of the window in the middle of the night after going to get air as she had spent the whole day feeling dizzy

‘My body needs a lot of time to heal because it was such a horrible accident but I can’t wait forever because I’m in pain all day long and I tremble through the whole night.

‘I’m a calm person, I don’t complain and I’m not a victim.

‘I raised my daughter alone and she’s all I have which is why I need to fight.’

To donate, visit Andrea’s GoFundMe page.

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