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£3,929raised of £5,000 target by 112 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,929 to buy a FES machine to enable Simon to improve his walking with the aim of walking unaided in the future and maybe even back to playing footie

    Dunstable, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Saturday, 3rd December 2016

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    On 26 November 2015 at 9pm something happened to Simon that changed our lives. He had a major stroke.
    28 November 2015 at 4pm Simon had a life saving operation to remove a large portion of his skull to release the pressure on his brain, that was swelling, due to the stroke drug treatment - a rare side affect!
    6 months later on 25 May 2016 Simon finally came home from hospital complete with wheelchair, a variety of walking sticks and splints for his left foot, leg and arm and hand - all now severely affected by The Stroke.

    Simon's determination to return to his pre stroke life is admirable but sometimes the brain following a stroke just refuses to cooperate. The mobility has definitely improved and the wheel chair is only needed outside the house but he wants more. He wants his recovery to go further.

    FES - functional electronic stimulation is a treatment that applies small electrical charges to the leg to improve mobility in people who have difficulties with walking arising from damage in their brain.

    This amazing piece of kit is the next stage for Simon's journey to 'kick' start the muscles which the brain has ignored till now but it doesn't come cheap hence this sponsored walk...

    Simon is aiming to walk 10 miles in 20 days starting on Monday 6th Nov - finishing on the first anniversary of The Stroke. This is quite a challenge in fact a MASSIVE challenge, as to date, Simon has only managed to walk half a mile every other day. This is not because of lack of effort but to do with stroke fatigue - which is a big invisible side effect of a strok. Simon describes fatigue as , swimming in custard which is very hard work!

    Please support him with this massive challenge - all donations are welcome. If you want to walk with Simon on any of his days you are than welcome.

    Thank you xx



    • Simon Payne

      Simon Payne

      7 days ago

      Simon Payne

      We were so close. I have set up a new page for those people that wanted to sponsor my walk but maybe never quite got round to it. We are just short of our £5k target so lets hope 2nd time round BOOM :-) thank you x

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    • Simon Payne

      Simon Payne

      12 days ago

      Simon Payne

      So we have walked in sunshine, wind, rain and right blooming cold wind. Some of the walks i had friends to keep me company and make me laugh and keep me walking especially when the pain kicked in. The wife and of course Cooper the pup joined in. Without all of this I would not have completed the 10 miles but I did. Thank you for all your donations, there are still a few more days to go and it would be great to make the target figure but thank you for all your donations. You are all TRUELY AMAZING. Si xx

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    • Simon Payne

      Simon Payne

      24 days ago

      Simon Payne

      Hi quick update for you all. Walking every day has proved much harder than I thought - I am 'knackered' after each session and it's taking at least 1 or 2 days to recover which is disappointing. Just means I might have to walk a little bit further each time I set out. Today I had my first trial of the FES equipment - just on my foot only and the fact I could walk albeit a bit clompy without my splint felt great. The whole kit has come in at a higher price than originally planned so I will walk further and longer for your donations.

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    • Simon Payne

      Simon Payne

      a month ago

      Simon Payne

      Thank you to all of you that have donated so far. I feel - well I'm not sure how to describe how I feel. Chuffed and so proud of all the support out there for me. Xx


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    • John McAneny

      John McAneny

      Nov 30, 2016

      Can't believe it has been a year. Keep at it. No slacking mind. We are all looking forward to having you back in the office.


    • Stephanie & Lewis

      Stephanie & Lewis

      Nov 28, 2016

      Well Done Simon we are both very proud of you xxxx


    • Tracey Mead

      Tracey Mead

      Nov 28, 2016

      Well done Simon, you have done amazing love lotties mum and dad 😁😁


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