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.
- Gloucester, United Kingdom
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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 Paterson11 days ago
I have managed to book the rehab with Dorset Prosthetics based in Burton on Trent, and we have the first meeting on the 10.th Jan 2017, just after the stitches have been removed,, looking forward till then. Less than two weeks away from Surgery and feeling a bit nervous but excited all in the same measure. Thanks for the support to date and will update near to the time, thank you.
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