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Weʼre raising £30,000 to help fund Major Chris. Hall's neuro-rehabilitation.

London, UK
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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 Lowe2 months ago
    Alexandra Lowe

    Alexandra Lowe

    2 months ago

    I am delighted to let you know, Chris is finally home following nearly six months in hospital. I would like to share with you how your generous donations will be spent. A small proportion of the money is paying for care until the package by NHS England is organised. Chris has responded well to the carers we picked through a private company. Chris is at The Wellington on 27 Feb for his needs (physio and occupational therapy) to be reassessed following the original assessment in Nov 2018. His speech and language assessment is scheduled for 4 Mar.

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  • Alexandra Lowe3 months ago
    Alexandra Lowe

    Alexandra Lowe

    3 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who continues to support our fundraiser. We are inching closer and closer to achieving Chris' goal of rehab at The Wellington. I transferred £6,000 to The Wellington's bank account on the 16 January in order to make up the required deposit prior to Chris transferring hospitals. However, Chris' daughters have requested he stays at his current hospital for a bit longer, so the move is postponed, (again!) to the 20 February. I look forward to sharing a picture of Chris at The Wellington in due course.

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  • Alexandra Lowe3 months ago
    Alexandra Lowe

    Alexandra Lowe

    3 months ago
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  • 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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