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£525raised of £6,000 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £525 to To provide rehabilitation after TMR surgery, which will conclude in a Bionic arm after left arm amputation over 38 years ago.

    Location
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

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    Hi, my name is Alex Paterson, I am 56 year old left arm amputee after a motorcycle accident in 1978. Recently I have been undergoing testing and training at the Royal Free Hospital and on the 12th December I am having pioneering surgery called TMR (targeted muscle reinventing) where harvested nerves are moved back into the spine and therefore opening lost pathways so the mind communicates with the lost limb, this allows the use of MYO electric limbs to function with thoughts alone.
    And that's where the issues arise. NHS England won't provide funding for the rehabilitation after the surgery, and I have to fund this myself, the costs are approx £6000, and this would cover a twelve month program, which would conclude in the build of a new Prosthetic @ Roehampton and Bristol, this part should be funded by NHS England by a IFR request.
    This will radically change my life, but will only happen if we can raise the funds accordingly and I really hope you can help no matter how little that may be.
    Thank you all very much and I will update this site when things progress.

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    • Alex Paterson

      Alex Paterson

      a month ago

      Alex Paterson

      Thanks to everyone for your support, we will be continuing our funding through Virgin Giving and our Facebook page @ Captain Armless, please feel free to continue your support, and thanks to everyone again.

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    • Alex Paterson

      Alex Paterson

      2 months ago

      Alex Paterson

      We were at the rehab centre again today, twelve weeks post surgery, and great news that all the mayo sites and reinervated muscles are now communicating with my brain, and we managed to context via a laptop and we had some control over the bionics. It all very weak yet and very early into the rehab, but it's clearly working and all very exciting. Lots of exercises and training to get on with before we see them again, I will keep you all updated. Thanks for everyone's support.

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    • Alex Paterson

      Alex Paterson

      4 months ago

      Alex Paterson

      Hi everyone., I have been to start the re-Hab today at Burton on Trent, it was very interesting and we have now agreed when it will start and who is going to complete what function. They have agreed the build process and what components will be required. We also visited Bristol Enablenent Cenre last Friday and we have started the build of the Motorcycle arm and if all goes well we should be up and riding by March. If my healing goes to plan, the Myo re-Hab and limb build should start in the summer and will conclude near the end of this year.

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    • Alex Paterson

      Alex Paterson

      4 months ago

      Alex Paterson

      I was at the Royal Free again today to have the dressing removed and the stitches etc, all is well and the surgeons are very happy, good new just before Christmas, but right this minute I don't feel too good, but it is very early days.

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    5 months ago

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    9

    • Steve Hankins

      Steve Hankins

      Jan 4, 2017

      Hope the surgery goes well Alex. From all at HBC Vehicle Services

      £100.00

    • Jessica

      Jessica

      Dec 24, 2016

      £20.00

    • Graham Hey

      Graham Hey

      Dec 20, 2016

      kind regards from the whole team in s.wales

      £200.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 29, 2016

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2016

      £50.00

    • GREG SPOKES

      GREG SPOKES

      Nov 22, 2016

      'Best wishes mate hope all goes well' New Nickname 'Steve Austin AKA Bionic Man''RESPECT' 'Brave Man'

      £50.00

    • joanne mosley

      joanne mosley

      Nov 22, 2016

      Its beyond belief that you have to fund raise for this!! Good luck, I look forward to hearing all about it.

      £50.00

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    Alex Paterson

    Alex Paterson

    Gloucester, United Kingdom

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