Dad relishes second chance at life after dance with death

Sandy Morris holding his daughter Violet Tyler.
Sandy Morris holding his daughter Violet Tyler. Anton Rose

SANDY Morris remembers nothing of the day he almost died.

To him it started off like any ordinary day, he went to work and never expected that the LifeFlight team would be scrambling to land on the Gatton Showgrounds to save his life at 11 o'clock that night.

Mr Morris suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, he remembers experiencing a "warning sign" of a seizure but nothing else.

"The next thing I know it's a day later and I'm waking up in the Princess Alexandra Hospital in nothing but a pair of long socks and a nappy," he recalled.

"I was on the cusp, if LifeFlight didn't come I wouldn't be standing here today telling my story."

After reuniting with the team that saved his life yesterday he reflected on what is most important in his life - his daughter Violet.

Given what happened that day, there is nothing that gives him more joy than being able to see her face every day.

"To be able to have a second chance at being a dad and having a life again is unbelievable," he said.

"Words can't describe how good a feeling it is to know you have that second chance and she's going to grow up with her dad."

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