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£5,540
raised of £2,500 target by 126 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,540 to raise money for Bryan McCartney who tragically fell ill to Sepsis and has endured 3 life changing operations to stop the infection spreading

    East Sussex
    Funded on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018

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    The friends and colleagues of Bryan McCartney are hoping to raise some money to help someone who has given 26 years to public service but who fell seriously ill in July 2017, following a well deserved break with his family. Sadly to date, 6 months on, Bryan hasn’t returned to work and, in the weeks and months that followed his holiday, the events have had a devastating impact on his family and friends.

    Bryan developed a urine infection which quickly developed into Sepsis; a form of blood poisoning which can be fatal if not treated quickly. Although the Sepsis was caught early enough to save his life, sadly, the infection had already spread into his bones and he has had to endure 3 operations to remove the ends of his collar bones, all of his manubrium, parts of his first and second ribs, and the costal cartilage on both sides. Due to complications and Bryan’s current health these bones cannot be replaced. This will have life changing consequences for his family. Bryan can no longer return to front line work, and his future regarding his ability to drive is unclear, as although it is a skill he excels in and thoroughly enjoys, intense physiotherapy will be required once the surgical phase is over. Suzanne, Bryan’s wife, has, for the time being, given up work, and is now his main carer. Coupled with urgent and regular hospital trips to London, the financial, emotional, and physical stress on Bryan and his family cannot be under estimated.

    Bryan’s friends and colleagues have often spoken about their wish to help in some way. By working together and contributing to this page (or if you would rather, consider it as buying him a few pints!) we can hopefully relieve a bit of their stress by knowing Bryan and his family are being looked after, and have an amount of money to make life easier for them.

    Thank you for your help and kind donations. Every penny raised really will make a difference to a man who has given so much to everybody else all these years......

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    • Sarah Porter2 years ago
      Sarah Porter

      Sarah Porter

      2 years ago

      Great news ! After a worrying few weeks of ups and downs I am pleased to say that things are now looking more positive for Bryan. It is still early days for Bryan with this complex illness but with support from many professionals and due to his immense courage and determination he is now moving forward. Thankyou to all of you for your continuing support. Your generous donations on this page have enabled us to begin to make necessary adjustments to our home to ensure that Bryan can be as comfortable and independent as possible. Thankyou!!

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    • Sarah Porter2 years ago
      Sarah Porter

      Sarah Porter

      2 years ago

      Bryan and Suzanne have asked me to send their thanks to you all for your lovely messages and kindness. They have been overwhelmed by all the support and love from everyone. They have had a bit of a blip over the past couple of weeks with a few days in the Conquest but Bryan is doing well again now. Thank you so much.

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    • Sarah Porter2 years ago
      Sarah Porter

      Sarah Porter

      2 years ago

      Due to an amazingly generous anonymous donation of £2,000 last night, we exceeded our target within the first day of being live ! We are so grateful to everybody who has donated already, but ask that others continue to demonstrate their support for Bryan and Suzanne and continue to share the page and raise additional funds. It will be lovely to see how much we are able to raise over the next few months.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/28/2018 09.07

    Supporters

    126

    • Jasmine Lucy

      Jasmine Lucy

      Apr 28, 2018

      An amazing cause❤

      £20.00

    • Donna Morris

      Donna Morris

      Apr 16, 2018

      Sending you best wishes. Donna and Derek Morris xx

      £30.00

    • Rebecca Dixon

      Rebecca Dixon

      Mar 20, 2018

      Best Wishes Bryan xx

      £10.00

    • emma lacey

      emma lacey

      Mar 20, 2018

      Hoping that every little helps and its great to see the blue family supporting one of our own.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 18, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 16, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 14, 2018

      So sad to read about Bryan. He and his family must be having a tough time. Glad you're doing this to support him, and from one colleague to another, hope this little bit helps.Many thanks.

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