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Closed 25/08/2017

raised of £15,000 target by 345 supporters

    Weʼve raised £25,832 to help Alan Jenkins with conversion of his home and a wheelchair accessible vehicle after he sustained a spinal cord injury

    Telford, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 25th August 2017

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    In September 2016 Alan fell off his bike whilst taking part in the New Forest 103 mile cycling sportive. He sustained a spinal cord injury at C3,4,5 and fractured T6 which has resulted in permanent paralysis from the chest down (Tetraplegia). He was treated in the Neuro-intensive care unit in Southampton and placed on a ventilator as he was unable to breath independently. His family were advised he was unlikely to survive his injuries. In the following weeks he survived multiple life threatening events after which he was fitted with a tracheostomy and told it was likely he would need a ventilator permanently. In November he was transferred to the Critical Care unit in Stoke, closer to home in Telford. Despite further complications and set backs he was eventually weaned off the ventilator and able to breath independently, swallow and enjoy his first meal since the accident. In January 17 Alan was moved to rehab in the midlands centre for spinal injury in Oswestry where he spent the next few months undergoing physiotherapy and rehabilitation programs which eventually enabled him to be able to sit in a wheelchair. In April 2017 Alan was discharged from rehab and is now being cared for at the Morris Care centre in Wellington. Alan's family home has been sold and Alan and his wife Celia have purchased a nearby bungalow which requires further adaptation to make it accessible and safe for Alan to live in. Due to complications associated with his injury, problems with breathing and autonomic dysreflexia (AD) which can be life threatening if not treated promptly, Alan will require full time specialist care at home. He will also need a specially adapted wheelchair accessible vehicle, and other assistive technology to give him a degree of independence. Despite his physical limitations Alan retains full mental capacity and remains positive for the future. He looks forward to being able to return home to his family. We are raising money to help make this possible.



    • Sarah Hassett3 years ago
      Sarah Hassett

      Sarah Hassett

      3 years ago

      With just one day left our original target has been well and truly surpassed. We cannot thank everyone who has supported us enough. We are in complete awe of the response we have received and your messages of support have meant so much to Dad. Work on the bungalow is now underway and also dad is in the process of choosing a wheelchair accessible vehicle. We will keep you updated of our progress. This is when dad visited the old house for the first time after his accident. We hope his new home will make him smile this much when he gets there

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    • Sarah Hassett3 years ago
      Sarah Hassett

      Sarah Hassett

      3 years ago

      My family and I and particularly my Dad, Alan would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our family, friends, colleagues and strangers. It has been a long and difficult journey but with your help we are a step closer to getting Dad home, please continue to share and help us reach our target.

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    Page last updated on: 8/25/2017 11.08



    • John Holroyd

      John Holroyd

      Aug 25, 2017



      Aug 24, 2017


    • Dale Pritchard

      Dale Pritchard

      Aug 24, 2017

      From Jenny's Aunty Marj and Aunty Doreen! With love and best wishes xx


    • Victoria McKenzie

      Victoria McKenzie

      Aug 24, 2017

      Lots of love to you all x


    • David Williams

      David Williams

      Aug 24, 2017


    • Natalie, Richard, Joshua and Elliott

      Natalie, Richard, Joshua and Elliott

      Aug 24, 2017

      I hope you have your dad back with you soon xxx


    • Chris Hunt

      Chris Hunt

      Aug 22, 2017

      This is amazing let's keep it going!


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    Sarah Hassett

    Sarah Hassett

    Telford, United Kingdom

    I am Alan's eldest daughter and mum to Elliott his first grandchild who was born just a few weeks before his accident. Together with my mum Celia, sister Louise and Brother Andrew and with the support of our family and friends we are trying to make arrangements to get Dad home

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