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Weʼre raising £10,616 to get our Mum repatriated from Spain to a rehabilitation centre in the UK.

La Cala de Mijas, Spain

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On 28th January 2018 our mum, Susan Barkes, 68, was involved in a cycling accident near her home in Spain and suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in a subdural hematoma. She was admitted to Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga for urgent medical attention and was placed into a chemically induced coma. She was finally discharged on the 13th July, however, having suffered a stroke and now also being diagnosed with dementia, she has been left severely physically and mentally incapacitated and requires round-the-clock nursing care. For the last 3 months we have been paying for private 24/7 care at her home in Spain, but due to considerable mounting costs, and the fact that her family live and work in the UK, it has become clear that this is not a viable long-term solution.

We have decided to try and return her back to the UK, to be near to her family, and so that she may continue her rehabilitation with the hope that someday she will be able to regain mobility and neurofunction. Because of the highly specialist care and medication she requires, we need to employ the use of a private medical repatriation service and need to raise £10,616 to bring her back safely.

These last few months have been a long and heart-breaking journey and we appreciate everyone’s support through this difficult time. Any help to meet the resulting costs of this tragic situation and bring her home to the UK would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Adam Barkes8 days ago
    Adam Barkes

    Adam Barkes

    8 days ago

    We've just received a cheque from Mum's sister, Maureen Potter for £250. That's got us to £2000. Brilliant, thanks so much Maureen! thanks everyone!

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  • Adam Barkes14 days ago
    Adam Barkes

    Adam Barkes

    14 days ago

    Thank you once again everyone who has contributed and shared - simply blown away by everyone’s support and generosity.

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  • Adam Barkes14 days ago
    Adam Barkes

    Adam Barkes

    14 days ago

    Hi guys, bit of an update ... We've been advised by BM Ambulances not to wait any longer for the repatriation - every week that Mum spends out in Spain is another week where she could suffer a setback to her health that could delay her return. To add to that, there is the fact that we simply cannot keep up with the mounting costs of her live-in care week-on-week. To that end we've had to secure personal loans in order to get things moving. The good news is that BM Ambulances are now on the case - she could well be in the UK by this weekend!!

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Page last updated on: 11/7/2018 6:03 PM

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15

  • Russell

    Russell

    Nov 7, 2018

    Hope you raise it soon

    £30.00

  • Dave n Debs

    Dave n Debs

    Oct 30, 2018

    Happy to help support our special friend to get her home asap xx

    £500.00

  • Clare Drury

    Clare Drury

    Oct 29, 2018

    Hope you get your mum home soon.x

    £20.00

  • Gavin & Steve Vickery

    Gavin & Steve Vickery

    Oct 28, 2018

    £30.00

  • Caroline Deahl

    Caroline Deahl

    Oct 28, 2018

    I do hope you will soon be able to bring your mum home to be closer to you all. My heart goes out to Sue, you and Kate and I hope things improve soon. xxx

    £300.00

  • Karen Turner

    Karen Turner

    Oct 27, 2018

    I sincerely hope you raise the amount you need to bring your mum home as soon as possible Adam.

    £30.00

  • Jules, Melissa and Seb x

    Jules, Melissa and Seb x

    Oct 27, 2018

    Thinking of your dear mum.

    £100.00

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La Cala de Mijas, Spain

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