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    Weʼve raised £1,267 to help Dobbo. On the 13th of August 2017 I am running the Salisbury 54321 ultra-marathon for Simon Dobbin.

    Alton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 25th September 2017

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    Story

    Simon and I met 11th November 1996. We got engaged on the 2nd June 1997 and married on the 17th January 1998. Our daughter Emily was born on the 8th February 1999. On the 21st March 2015, Simon and a friend went to watch Cambridge play Southend United. I spoke to him on this day and he was having a fantastic time. I went to work at 8pm on this night so wasn't going to see Simon until I returned home at 8am the following morning, but at 11.30pm my world was turned upside down. I was visited by two police officers at my place of work who informed me that Simon had been brutally attacked and was left fighting for his life. Distraught and emotional I called my parents and daughter. I travelled home to collect Emily where my sister was waiting for me. I drove us to Southend and I stupidly believed that Simon would not be as bad as the officers had said. How wrong was I? Simon was on a ventilator and in a coma. He had suffered a traumatic brain injury, the right side of his head was double in size and this resulted in a cardiac arrest. It took the paramedics 7 minutes to restart his heart.
    Seeing Simon so vulnerable and dependent on the machines broke my heart. The man I love was now clearly fighting for his life. Three times I was told that Simon would not survive. I could not imagine my life without him in it. There were many times I was unable to breathe through the tears. I prayed so hard that he would wake up and be the man I married. Simon is now unable to do anything for himself. He cannot walk, he is dependent on all his care needs, he is fed through a tube and is unable to sit independently. Simon remained in hospital for almost a year returning home to us March 16th 2016. We are hoping that the house can be adapted to meet his needs, as at present Simon is in a hospital bed in our dining room. Unfortunately the council have just rejected our plans to extend the house. I would also like to put a message out that one stupid punch can destroy lives.

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    • Andy Sharratt1 year ago
      Andy Sharratt

      Andy Sharratt

      1 year ago

      Hi Adrian. Thank you very much for the donation. Much appreciated. Your words were pretty much my thoughts and why I did it.

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    • Andy Sharratt1 year ago
      Andy Sharratt

      Andy Sharratt

      1 year ago

      Anonymous- Thank you for your donation. Much appreciated!

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    • Andy Sharratt1 year ago
      Andy Sharratt

      Andy Sharratt

      1 year ago

      Hi Terry. Thanks for the donation. Very much appreciated!

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    Page last updated on: 9/23/2017 8:17 AM

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    46

    • Andy Sharratt

      Andy Sharratt

      Sep 23, 2017

      All the best Nicole, Emily and especially Dobbo. From Andy Sharratt.

      £20.00

    • Adrian Quinnell

      Adrian Quinnell

      Aug 18, 2017

      Good luck Andy, hope you raise a tonne of money. Saw Simon's story on a local ITV news, cannot believe such an awful thing could happen to someone just going to watch a game of football. Best wishes

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 15, 2017

      Well done Andy you're a star

    • Terry Wilby

      Terry Wilby

      Aug 15, 2017

      Well done Andy.

      £10.00

    • Adi Darlow

      Adi Darlow

      Aug 14, 2017

      well Done Andy, and for a great cause.

      £20.00

    • J, R, C, T

      J, R, C, T

      Aug 13, 2017

      Good luck!

      £20.00

    • Alexander Nix

      Alexander Nix

      Aug 12, 2017

      United in Endeavour.

      £20.00

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    Andy Sharratt

    Andy Sharratt

    Alton, United Kingdom

    Cambridge United supporter hoping to raise money for someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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