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It's not often that I ask for money but I feel today is an occasion when I should. This morning, returning from dropping my 10 year old son, Joseph, at Wapping to catch the 6:02 am for his cross country club (big bag of wrong),I bumped into Corbyn (Korbyn?).
He looked dreadful so I asked him what was wrong. He suffered a stroke 2 weeks ago and is partially paralysed down the left side of his body. His arm and hand barely works and he dragged his left leg along when walking. I asked why he was at work and he said he had been paid sick leave for the first week he was in hospital but he had to take holiday for the second week as he couldn't afford to be off work. Week 3, today, I found him in the carpark attempting to start work at 6am.
For those of you who don't know him, he's got a 10 month old daughter and although he has been a bit off on occasions, his suffering today made me think we should do something.
If everyone on the residents page gave a donation of £10 we could probably give him the equivalent of a further 2 or 3 weeks off without the worry. I have no idea if he will regain full movement and how much rehab he will need but I think this would be a small gesture that may provide some immediate relief from the stress he must be going through.
Now there is a whole other argument about Ballymore in this but it won't give him any immediate help whereas I think some cash may.
What do you think?
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