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

Weʼre raising £6,000 to To provide rehabilitation after TMR surgery, which will conclude in a Bionic arm after left arm amputation over 38 years ago.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Time left
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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

    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

    2 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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  • Alex Paterson

    Alex Paterson

    2 months ago

    Alex Paterson

    I have now completed the surgery that will change my life, it was much harder than I had thought, but we are now at home recovering. Stitches are coming out this Thursday and the Rehab will start on the 12th Jan 2017, cant wait. Many thanks for your support, everyone have a Merry Christmas and a great 2017.

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3 months ago

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  • 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

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