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Weʼre raising £50,000 to help Heidi Fermor of Tunbridge Wells. Rab, her husband suffered a terrible fall before Christmas.

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Heidi Fermor is a friend I have known a long time. Heidi has spent her life caring for the elderly and sick- including my own mum for at least 8 years when she was suffering from Alzheimers.

Heidi is in a position where she herself needs support: her husband, Rab, suffered a terrible fall 3 weeks before Christmas. Rab and Heidi had just attended Heidi's father's funeral, after a long and emotionally charged day, they were making their way up the stairs. Rab leant over the stairs to chat to one of his daughters. In so doing, lost his footing, fell over the stair rail and hit his head on a hard piece of furniture. He suffered damage to his brain, after being rushed to hospital, he was put into an induced coma. Since then he has remained in hospital, relying on a feeding tube and a trachea to help him eat and breath. Rab remains in hospital to this day, 5 months since the fall.

The trachea was removed last week. Rab is slowly learning to eat again. He cannot walk and since the trachea was removed, learning to talk again. He is receiving physio to ensure his leg muscles do not waste away. There is hope he will be able to walk again, but it is a long road and who knows? In the meantime, his employer has been paying Rab sick pay, but the money is stopping soon.

I wanted to reach out to anyone who knows the family or Heidi, or just wants to help someone in real need, and contribute towards funds to go ease the financial pressure Heidi is feeling.

Heidi works hard, is kind, generous and loves her family and husband very much. It is a sad situation she finds herself in.

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  • Cheryl Macleod4 months ago
    Cheryl Macleod

    Cheryl Macleod

    4 months ago

    We have passed the £2000 goal! So pleased we are all pulling together to help the Fernors - Rab receiving rehabilitation at hospital in Ashford. Heidi travelling down most days - a big trek, especially when she has done an overnight of care work. IF he is able to come home - his recovery will be speedier if he returns to his own home. If he cannot at least feed and drink by himself, Heidi won’t be able to work - Rab may need care at home. All costs money. A big hug to all of you out there and keep pushing. Every penny counts.

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  • Cheryl Macleod4 months ago
    Cheryl Macleod

    Cheryl Macleod

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    We are still collecting - please keep sharing to make people aware. Close to £2000 now - let’s keep pushing to help the family as much as we can.

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  • Cheryl Macleod5 months ago
    Cheryl Macleod

    Cheryl Macleod

    5 months ago

    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cheryl-macleod?utm_term=VpX89J3eG Select link and choose ‘look up’ article for Kent Live on Rab. And Heidi

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5 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/12/2019 18.24

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68

  • Chris Godley

    Chris Godley

    Jun 12, 2019

    Dear Rab, Heidi and family, just wishing you a speedy recovery from this difficult time. XXX

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 11, 2019

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 9, 2019

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 29, 2019

    My love to you all.xx

  • Philippa James

    Philippa James

    May 25, 2019

    £50.00

  • Anne Boyes

    Anne Boyes

    May 24, 2019

    Sending our very best wishes. Annie Boyes and family.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 24, 2019

    Looking forward to seeing Rab back to his old self very soon.

    £20.00

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Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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