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Weʼre raising £4,000 to 'Icarus' who are currently working with a British Army Veteran who sustained a traumatic brain injury. Professionals work voluntarily.

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Icarus help people with Post traumatic stress, insomnia, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety & panic attacks, addictions, depression, isolation & loneliness, suicidal thoughts and attempts, anger, fears and family relationships.They are currently supporting a British Army Veteran who sustained a traumatic brain injury and while they are treating him, there is specific treatment that one of their specialist partners, Dr Monica Berntsen, provides that will help to repair some of the damage to his brain. This will significantly improve his memory, symptoms of post traumatic stress such as anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks and erratic mood states.

They are working with the 1968 Foundation in Telford who are housing him at their premises and looking after him as he lives normally in Europe and has left his family behind to get help. This is obviously adding to his anxiety etc. They have a plan to send him for specialist treatment in Leatherhead and their partner is kindly offering a discount but as they do not have thousands in the bank they need your help to get this veteran back on his feet properly and start living his life rather than being in fear of it.

The plan requires him to stay in Leatherhead in an AirBnB for 14 days with someone else to keep an eye on him and be company for him as he does not do well on his own at the moment. They will need food for two weeks and travel costs.

All in all they need around £4,000 to make this happen and if they had the money they say they wouldn’t be asking for our help, they are still small and underfunded compared to the big military charities.

They would be extremely grateful for whatever you can do to help and get this veteran the specialist treatment he needs and bring his family back together to a happy environment.

They have spoken with their partners Veterans United Against Suicide and they are going to share this for them and help in any way they can to raise the funds needed.

Donations can also be made through their website on the donations page also at https://www.icarusonline.net/please-donate

Please can you share this so they can reach as many people as possible and succeed in their mission. Any money will be forwarded and anything over £4000 will I'm sure be used to carry on their fantastic work. Thank you in advance.

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