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Weʼre raising £45,000 to fund our son's operation, he needs muscle and nerve replacement in his right arm. This will enable his arm to move again.

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On the 26th May 2016, we received the phone call that every parent dreads. Our 17-year-old son had been involved in a road traffic accident. He was on his moped and collided with a central reservation.

He was taken to our local A&E, but it was found that Vinnie-Jay had life threatening injuries. After being rushed to St. Thomas hospital in London. Vinnie underwent a 15hour emergency surgery, Vinnie was put into an induced coma because he was so weak.

The injuries that Vinnie sustained were Right Humorous open fracture with a Brachial Plexus injury. Peripheral Nerve Injury Vinnie-Jay also had severe Vascular trauma.

Vinnie-Jay's fracture was fixed by having an external fixed frame attached. Vinnie had to undergo several more operations because of the blood loss in his arm the surgeons had to cut out his muscles as it died. He also had to have several skin grafts to his right arm. He has been left with no movement in his arm,

Vinnie-Jay's surgeon Mr Anthony Macquillian is a specialist in Peripheral Nerve Injuries. As Vinnie has no movement in his arm he needs a "Free Muscle Transplant" operation. This will enable Vinnie to move his arm and lead a normal life again.

Vinnie has come a long way working towards this very important, life changing operation. He has spent weeks staying in Stanmore hospital Middlesex for intensive physiotherapy. Travelling to London Bolsover Street clinic for his monthly Physiotherapy. Doing his upmost to give himself the best chance looking ahead for the future and his operation.

Back in August 2017 we were given the news that we had been waiting for, Vinnie-Jay could begin to get his life back on track as he had been put on the waiting list for his final operation to get his arm moving.

However, in only a few short months later all our hopes for Vinnie's full recovery were cruelly taken form us as the we had a phone call in November to say that NHS had cut the funding and Vinnie won’t get his operation. He was offered to have his arm amputated if he so wished or "leave his arm 'dangling"!!

Mr Anthony Maquilan is the only surgeon in the Country that is able to perform the life changing operation that Vinnie so badly needs. The total cost to give Vinnie his life back is £45,000.00 this includes the operation time spent in the intensive care unit, as well as his Physiotherapy and after care.

Please will you help us support Vinnie in getting the operation he so desperately needs.

Any donation that you can give will be greatly appreciated and become a part of making our son's life whole again.

Thank You from bottom of our hearts

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  • Anita Marshall24 days ago
    Anita Marshall

    Anita Marshall

    24 days ago

    Thank you everyone for all your support so far, we are so grateful! This Saturday (28th July) we are holding a 'Picnic in the Park' fundraising event at Fairseat Village Hall (post code is TN15 7LU, the hall is a 10 minute drive from Meopham village). We have lots going on!! Such as: Live Music Raffle (with some amazing prizes!) Bouncy Castle Stocks - you can nominate a family member/friend to get wet! Tea and cakes stall BBQ and Bar Plus lots more for the whole family! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible!!Thank you again!!

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  • Anita Marshall2 months ago
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    Anita Marshall

    2 months ago

    I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated and still continues to donate towards Vinnie's operation. We are holding a live Music Festival in Fairseat, Charity Picnic event, which is being organised by family members. They have Rock, Reggae, Country, Jazz, Blues soul Music We have lots of wonderful raffles prizes and a BBQ. If you can pop along that would be fantastic to meet and see some of you wonderful people We have lots of fun things going on as well. It will be family friendly and have children's entertainments going on.

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  • neil &maureen Wilson

    neil &maureen Wilson

    Aug 3, 2018

    We wish you all the best, what a tragic story, here hoping the total is raised quickly.Sorry its not more , hopefully a lottery winner will see this and do the lot ! Best wishes


  • Anonymous


    Jul 29, 2018

    I hope this helps towards Vinnie-Jay's recovery! Praying for you all at this time! Jeremiah 33:3 🙏


  • yvonne mannering

    yvonne mannering

    Jul 28, 2018

    hope all goes well


  • Anonymous


    Jul 28, 2018

    Hope everything goes well - good luck and best wishes!


  • gillian slade

    gillian slade

    Jul 28, 2018

    Hope the festival today brings you closer to your goal. Xxxxx


  • Alison Simes

    Alison Simes

    Jul 28, 2018

    Hope you get what you can x


  • Anonymous


    Jul 27, 2018

    We hope the music festival goes well. Would love to have gone but only heard about it tonight and are not free this weekend.We also hope our small donation will help Vinnie.


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