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    Weʼve raised £3,393 to Donate for Dave #GetHigginsHome

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    Everyone knows Dave! From his many years in aviation, to being that avid West Ham fan down the pub who'd always be up for a game of pool.
    Dave has had a bad few years. As many know, in 2013 he lost his wife who he had been with for over 35 years, which destroyed their family unit. Due to the stress of this, 4 days later David was emitted into hospital with a stroke which left him like a vegetable.
    After months of therapy, David slowly got his speech back, as well as movement in his right arm and face, and he was back to himself (minus a few things)
    However in 2014, David came across another problem. He had found a lymphoma in his neck which had led to cancer. But this didn't stop Dave. He'd attend chemotherapy at 11am and be at work for 1pm! No matter come rain or shine, Dave has never let anything stop him for providing for his children. And this is why we want to fundraise for him. David has done everything he can to keep the family safe. This includes cashing in his pension and living in overdrafts.
    Getting the all clear from cancer 8 months later, David ran into more trouble. On a cold evening, he fell due to ice and hit his head. It wasn't too serious but he had a bleed on the brain..

    The real reason we need to fundraise isn't because Dave deserves a rest from all of his hard work (well he does!) or that we feel sorry for him...
    David is currently in hospital in an induced coma. After being given work over there, he has had another serious fall and was found unconscious. With another bleed to his brain, the doctors have him in an induced coma and the outcome is uncertain.

    David doesn't have any life insurance, due to trying to save money to keep the house. But as his daughter, I need my dad home. Being so close to Christmas and with my dad's awful luck, I'm scared it will be his last...

    We need help with medical bills and if the worst happens, getting his body home.

    Dave has always given to anyone in need. Can you?

    #BringHigginsHome

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    • Kierney Higgins

      Kierney Higgins

      8 months ago

      Kierney Higgins

      Thank you all so much. I can't express how fortunate we are for this money. If anyone wishes to donate more, please feel free to message me as this entire situation is not one that has come kind to our pockets, and our hearts. But nether the less, I couldn't of done it without all of your help. Thank you. My dad is with my mum now. ❤️

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    • Kierney Higgins

      Kierney Higgins

      8 months ago

      Kierney Higgins

      We've hit and exceeded target! Thank you to whoever has pledged such a high amount to get us there. And to everyone else who has donated big and small. I can't explain how grateful our family are for every single donation. We still have a day left so if anyone wishes to still donate or to do it privately, feel free to message me. You have all warmed my heart and it's lovely to see how many people my dad has encountered and made a positive impact in his lifetime. To whoever I don't have on Facebook please add me and I can give funeral updates💝

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    • Kierney Higgins

      Kierney Higgins

      8 months ago

      Kierney Higgins

      Thank you for all of your support. As many of you know, David passed away this morning. I am moved by everyone's donations but I still need to get him home so please keep donating. Thank you all again ❤️

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    • Kierney Higgins

      Kierney Higgins

      9 months ago

      Kierney Higgins

      UPDATE: word in from the hospital that my dad has had a miniature stroke, which they think could be the cause to his fall. Because of this and the trauma to his brain from the initial fall, it is uncertain that he will ever wake, and if he does, how much of 'Dave' is left. I can't thank everyone enough for the support but we really need to get him home as soon as possible now. Any donations are appreciated ❤️

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    102

    • Mark Burridge

      Mark Burridge

      Dec 14, 2016

      From Nick and the Burridge family xx

      £300.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 14, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2016

      Kierney, my sincerest condolences go to you and your family. The news of Dave’s passing is so sad and came as a real shock, but Dave will never be forgotten and we will always keep fond memories.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 13, 2016

      Hi Kierney, Dave was fantastic, so sincere and sound. Truly the nicest guy. The balance and a bit extra for your target. It's the min I can do for his family to of had the pleasure of his company.

      £350.00

    • ian smith

      ian smith

      Dec 13, 2016

    • Megan Stewart

      Megan Stewart

      Dec 13, 2016

      Reading your story is heart breaking. Sending love to you all x

      £5.00

    • Paul Humberstone

      Paul Humberstone

      Dec 13, 2016

      To Kierney , Carla and Spencer. Tara and I are so sorry to hear about Dave. He was one of my best friends. Please keep in touch. Regards Paul

      £50.00

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