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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help my son please who suffered life changing injuries resulting in paralysis from the waist down, to start a new life

Oxford, United Kingdom

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In the summer of 2017 my son suffered serious injuries which resulted in paralysis from the waist down.  From the moment he woke up in Intensive Care and was told it would be a miracle if he ever walked again, he was determined to fight back and regain as much as he could of his mobility, maybe even one day being upright again.  Who knows!

Having spent over 4 months in hospital before transfer to a specialised spinal unit he had plenty of time to reflect on how his life had changed but also on how he could focus on the things he could do rather than those he couldn’t.  Those of you who have been with him from the start will know it hasn’t been easy but WOW, without your visits and the mountain of chocolate gratefully received and eaten, the wobbly moments would have been so much wobblier!

Now having been at the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital for 4 months (8 months in total so far in hospital), he has been working extremely hard in rehab with weight lifting, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, while at the same time as battling a number a life threatening infections.

Soon he will be discharged into the outside world, back to a normal life, albeit sitting down, and which seems such a long time ago.

If you feel you want or are able to contribute towards getting Barney Back On The Road then any donation, will be gratefully received.  As his journey to recovery proceeds he will keep you updated on his progress, always with the hope of some gobsmacking piece of news to give you.

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  • Barnaby Pitts2 days ago
    Barnaby Pitts

    Barnaby Pitts

    2 days ago

    I have left hospital now. It is quite a shock to hit the outside world after being enclosed for the past 13 months in Hospital. I am still raising money to help make my beginning health wise easier, such as extra Physio treatment. All the staff at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital were fantastic! Thanks to them I have progressed a lot further forward in health and fitness wise than I had not been accepted there. I can not thank them enough. Thank you. Barney

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  • Barnaby Pitts7 months ago
    Barnaby Pitts

    Barnaby Pitts

    7 months ago

    Hello to all my supporters. Since leaving the two main hospitals in Oxford the JR and The Nuffield 5 months ago I have finally got into the Number 1 spinal rehab in the UK and possibly the world. Having gone from having no strength to move out of bed, I am now able to wheel myself around on far better chairs at Stoke Mandeville that they practice me on so I know what I need to buy when I leave. I am able to get in and out of bed and onto my wheel chair on my own as well as showering etc. I am also now able to transfer in and out of a car

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Page last updated on: 8/19/2018 2:48 PM

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  • Henri Gordon (Coles)

    Henri Gordon (Coles)

    Aug 5, 2018

    Aaah Barney I hadn’t heard your new until now!! So sorry to hear, but MASSIVE GOOD LUCK with the fundraising!!!! 😊

    £50.00

  • Stéphane Cugnot

    Stéphane Cugnot

    Feb 12, 2018

    You're brave to face all that! Keep going fighting hard! I'm proud to be your friend! Hugs.

  • Abigail Porter

    Abigail Porter

    Jan 22, 2018

    Go B! Hope this helps x

  • Craig Drummond

    Craig Drummond

    Jan 21, 2018

    Keep fighting Barney x

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 15, 2018

  • Andy Tam

    Andy Tam

    Jan 14, 2018

    Don't give up my friend, after the darkness the dawn will be even brighter !!!

    £30.00

  • Rikki Garner

    Rikki Garner

    Jan 12, 2018

    Best wishes to you Barney

    £30.00

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