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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help Carl and his family get back on their feet

Mansfield, Nottinghamhshire
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Carl's story...

My life changed the day i woke up on Sunday 7th October 2018. I remember I couldn't see properly from my left eye. I had a terrible headache that extended down the back of my neck. The left side of my body felt heavy, with pins and needles in my arm and leg. I was scared; I knew something was terribly wrong.

I remember my son taking me to the opticians to have my eyes checked, but nothing much after that…

Carl, 45, was a hardworking fun-loving father and husband. After suffering an unexplained transient ischaemic attack (TIA), multiple seizures and a subsequent massive stroke, Carl has been left with a restricted blood supply in his neck, left side motor disturbance and a severe loss of sight in the left visual field. He now suffers from daily disturbed moods, anger, anxiety and depression and flashbacks. He has been left unable to work, has had to surrender his driving licence, his work van sold to help make ends-meet, and his family are now preparing to sell the family home because they are no longer able to make the mortgage repayments.

Carl has been left requiring a cocktail of medication for his mood disturbances, depression and recurring seizures. His family (wife Ellen, 42, son Ben, 23, daughter Kyra, 21 and son Charlie, 7) have become full-time carers. Because Carl is restricted by his reduced mobility and vision, they help him with every aspect of daily life. The days are long, with Carl unable to fill any of his time by reading or watch television due to reduced vision and unbearable headaches. Carl’s family spend every day worrying that another stroke could be just around the corner.

Since being discharged from hospital, the NHS have unfortunately been unable to offer Carl the rehabilitative support he needs via their outpatient service, which is why this page has been set up. Please, please help raise funds for Carl to access the physiotherapy and counselling he so badly needs, enable his family to put a Christmas meal on the table this year, and help meet the cost of selling up and moving house, which otherwise would not be possible.

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    1 month ago

    I can’t believe the kindness and generosity, it really means so much to us! Thankyou again 😘 an old photo, of three of us on holiday early this year

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Page last updated on: 1/16/2019 15.08

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  • Kate

    Kate

    Jan 14, 2019

    Good luck

    £20.00

  • Martyn warnes

    Martyn warnes

    Jan 6, 2019

    Hi Ellen, hope Carl has a speedy recovery. Regards Mart x

    £20.00

  • Richard Hall

    Richard Hall

    Dec 26, 2018

    Your daughter Kyra has supported me through her mental health support work on social media, and has become a friend. Good luck to you and your family. Best wishes

    £10.00

  • Leanne Grant

    Leanne Grant

    Dec 25, 2018

    From Deena, Tim and Leanne. Lots of love xxx

    £240.00

  • Christian and Emma White

    Christian and Emma White

    Dec 24, 2018

    Hope this little bit helps you guys get to your target and beyond xx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 24, 2018

    Good luck.

  • Kylie Weightman

    Kylie Weightman

    Dec 23, 2018

    Hoping that things will start to improve and wishing you and your family all the best. Love Kylie

    £5.00

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Ellen Malpass

Ellen Malpass

Mansfield, Nottinghamhshire

I'm Ellen, 42 - Carl's wife. I have Crohn's disease & Fibromyalgia, so my health is poor. I'm in constant pain. Carl has a huge heart. He has always looked after me and the children. Now it's our turn to make sure Carl is properly looked after at a time when he needs us the most.

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