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just like to thank each an every one of you. down an out or not you've got to keep the momentum. going! all the hard work people put into me for nothing? Na! not having that B/ xxx

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Sunday 19th June 2011.
 
I swan dived off a harbor wall into 1 metre of un-knowingly shallow water. The impact shattered & Burst the 5th vertibrae in my neck. Facedown in the water within moments the shock to the nervous system put me into cardiac arrest ands i had choked and drowned.
 
A friends partner feeling something was wrong came to check i was ok, i wasn't. she alerted a team of divers  who were close by who swiftly got my motionless body to the shore line.
 
With a cardiac output of 0 bpm , a miracle nurse on scene resuscitated me. by devine co-incidence the nurse and a medical team in the immediate area, kept me alive until an ambulance arrived. I went into cardiac arrest numerous times that morning. I owe so much to all who tended to me and the support they had.
 
Throughout the 5 week coma I was induced  into, I fought through Pneumonia, and then caught MRSA in the tracheostomy hole in my throat. I relied on a ventilator to breath for most of this time
 
Because my brain was starved of oxygen I ended up with pretty extensive Hypoxic Brain Damage. When I woke I was completely paralysed. I could only see black & white and to communicate i could only  blink & stick out my tongue.
 
I have developed Photosensative Epilepsy aswell from the incident.
 
In April 2012 - less than one year on. I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
 
A few weeks after in May 2012  came the CHOMP. I had the tumourous testicle removed in an orchondectemy oporation.
 
Around 2000 men are Diagnosed  with testicular cancer each year.
 
Between 35 - 65  people in every million suffer a spinal cord injury each year.
 
Now that I am making a good recovery and defying all expertsl foresight & prediction.  I will start by  raising money for  the Macmillan Cancer Support  and The Backup Trust.
 
Both are hard working and deserving charities who make the profound &priceless differences for You and Me. When Sh*t hits the fan and the Inevitable terror hits the place where you sleep, 
 
 
Asit happens...
 
The 27th July 2013 will be 2 years, to the day! That i awoke from a choma. 
 
So....
          I had better get stuck in then
 
 
 

Raising money for

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity Registration No. 261017

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.

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Just read your story. Your courage is awsome, more power to you. Thanks.

Donation by Philip on 09/10/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 04/08/13

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Here you are Matthew, Superman! I am in awe of what you're doing and hope that from now on you enjoy a very happy and healthy life, you deserve it :)

Donation by Lynda Bannister on 02/08/13

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Heard you speak on Cambridge Radio a few weeks back. Incredible story, and your strength and positive approach are truly inspirational. Good luck, and I know you can

Donation by Steve on 30/07/13

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Donation by Nicky Crowley on 28/07/13

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Donation by simon sutton on 27/07/13

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GO Matthew, good luck mate!

Donation by Alistair on 26/07/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 26/07/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 25/07/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/07/13

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Good luck for your triaphlon this week, you should be very proud of yourself! Xxx

Donation by Alice Goodwin on 23/07/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/07/13

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Donation by Anonymous on 19/07/13

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Listened to your after dinner speech on Saturday night. A true inspiration. Good luck in your tri Athlon. Nicky & Steve

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/13

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Thank you once again for speaking at our ball on Saturday - you are a true inspiration ....it was a pleasure to meet you x

Donation by Sue & John on 15/07/13

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So good to meet you on Sarurday, you are an inspiration, good luck and I look forward to hearing how well you do. Lots of love xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 14/07/13

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  • * Online donations£523.00
  • Offline donations£400.00
  • Text donations£98.00
  • Total raised£1,021.00
  • Gift Aid£108.50

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