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£5,210raised of £36,000 target by 264 supporters

Weʼre raising £36,000 to Please donate to help Frankie walk again after a traumatic brain injury almost 2 years ago... ❤️

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Frankie was a healthy happy 2 year old boy, he loved jumping in puddles, riding his bike and was just about to start pre school. On the 17 th of November 2014 Frankie's life changed forever. Frankie climbed onto his table trying to reach an advent calendar, he fell off, at first he was fine, we called an ambulence as something didn't seem right. The ambulence men were at our house for over an hour, they thought he was just tired they were about to leave when Frankie rapidly started to deteriorate. His body went stiff and his eyes rolled back , we were rushed into the ambulence & taken to QA. It wasn't until we were in the resuscitation room that we realised Frankie was in a serious condition. He went for a CT scan where they found a bleed on his brain. He was rushed off to Southampton general and we were left to follow. When we arrived he was already in emergency surgery & we were then told he had only a 10% chance of survival as his pupils were not reacting to light. Thankfully Frankie did survive the surgery and after 2 weeks in intensive care and a total of 5 months in hospital he came home. In the last 2 years Frankie has showed his determination and strength by learning to talk, eat, sit, feed himself & crawl. The main result from this is that Frankie cannot walk due to the high tone in his legs. We have been told by Frankies physio and consultant that Frankie should be suitable for an operation called selective dorsal rhyzotomy. SDR is a neurosurgical procedure aimed at reducing spasticity (tight and stiff muscle tone. if Frankie is accepted for this operation we need to raise £36,000.
we are in the process of arranging lots of fundraisers to help raise the money Frankie needs... we know this is a huge amount of money so we are giving our selves a year.

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  • Rachel Nesbitt

    Rachel Nesbitt

    4 days ago

    Rachel Nesbitt

    We are now fundraising through tree of hope www.justgiving.com/frankieduke

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  • Rachel Nesbitt

    Rachel Nesbitt

    19 days ago

    Rachel Nesbitt

    Wow guys thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts for every donating, we are totally shocked and overwhelmed that strangers can be so compasionate and giving towards some one they have never met. I am in tears of happiness at the support we are receiving. We have lots of fundraisers coming up after Christmas. If anyone wants to follow Frankies journey please search Frankies heroes on fb! Thank you so so much xxxx

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  • Ross Vinter

    Ross Vinter

    Nov 30, 2016

    Hope you raise enough for Frankie's surgery to help him walk again xx

    £20.00

  • Frances summers

    Frances summers

    Nov 30, 2016

    Wishing you all the best xxx

    £20.00

  • Jo Gilbert

    Jo Gilbert

    Nov 29, 2016

    Lovely little boy good luck xxx

    £20.00

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Rachel Nesbitt

Rachel Nesbitt

Fareham, United Kingdom

If for any reason we cannot raise enough or Frankie cannot have the operation we will donate some of the money to the rainbow centre for conductive education (where Frankie goes) and use the rest for equipment for Frankie to help in his recovery.

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