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    Weʼve raised £6,630 to help fund Major Chris. Hall's neuro-rehabilitation.

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 31st May 2019

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    Major Hall suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on Saturday 1 September 2018 and since then, he has been an in-patient at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. Major Hall's consultant has confirmed that he is medically stable and ready for neuro-rehabilitation and that the first 6 months following a TBI are the most critical in recovering maximum capability. After the initial 6 months, recovery will plateau.

    Sadly, there are very few NHS neuro-rehabilitation units in the UK which means, beds are few and far between and Major Hall is 'stuck' in an acute/trauma hospital rather than being in the correct facility for his recovery. Therefore, I am trying to raise a substantial amount of money in order to pay for a three week intensive package of rehabilitation treatment at a private London hospital which has been recommended to us.

    Major Hall has dedicated his life to public service and voluntary works. He joined the RAMC as a boy soldier at 16 and continued to work for the military as a regular and TA soldier and as a civilian at HQ London District supporting the sick and injured soldiers within the M25 orbital. When Major Hall left the regular army, he worked for the NHS managing a blood bank. On leaving the NHS, Major Hall continued to work for public bodies such as The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Association and The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, retiring last year (2017) at the age of 75!

    Despite approaching a number of military organisations for assistance, Major Hall has been declined support as rehabilitation appears to be an area of help not available to veteran or serving military personnel. Therefore, this is a desperate attempt to fund Major Hall's medical treatment.

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    • Alexandra Lowe7 months ago
      Alexandra Lowe

      Alexandra Lowe

      7 months ago
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    • Alexandra Lowe7 months ago
      Alexandra Lowe

      Alexandra Lowe

      7 months ago

      And, here’s how your donations are being spent: £21,000 - Rehab at The Wellington. This money is in Major Hall’s account at The Wellington and is being used to pay for physio 3 times a week, speech and language therapy twice a week and occupational therapy once a week. £4,000 - For Bluebird private carers at home. In order for Major Hall to be discharged from Queen’s Square I had to prove that a care package was in place. Major Hall is entitled to a CHC package but nearly 3 months post discharge, this still isn’t in place. £300 - Reserve

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    • Alexandra Lowe7 months ago
      Alexandra Lowe

      Alexandra Lowe

      7 months ago

      Dear Supporters, your generous donations continue to help Major Hall recover following the TBI last year. Major Hall is now walking with the assistance of a rollator and using a walking stick for short distances. The Wellington had him up and on his feet walking with crutches in 3 weeks, compared with 12 weeks at Queen’s Square who we’re unable to achieve this.

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    Supporters

    91

    • Shane Dillon

      Shane Dillon

      Feb 9, 2019

      Hi Alexandra, your card belatedly reached me in work. I was sad to hear about Chris but know that both you and Chris will fight this. Shane

      £20.00

    • Fiona Charman

      Fiona Charman

      Jan 19, 2019

      Only a little further donation but hope it helps. xx

      £20.00

    • Janet Missen

      Janet Missen

      Jan 18, 2019

      Keep it up, Chris.

      £100.00

    • Gary Fitchett

      Gary Fitchett

      Jan 17, 2019

      Please wish all the best to Chris and continue to be strong

      £100.00

    • Michelle Harrison

      Michelle Harrison

      Jan 16, 2019

      Wishing both you and Chris all my love, best wishes and support x

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 16, 2019

    • Edward Slade

      Edward Slade

      Jan 10, 2019

      Hi AlexWhat is the current news on Chris' condition?I am a friend from the HAC

      £100.00

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    Alexandra Lowe

    Alexandra Lowe

    London, UK

    Chris and I have been together for 16 years and I am devastated that my 'Schokoladensoldaten' has suffered this traumatic injury to his brain. We love life to the maximum which is why I am trying to raise the funds to help Chris get the rehabilitation he so desperately needs.

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