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£7,264raised of £5,000 target by 235 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,264 to help Karl

    Preston, UK
    Funded on Monday, 17th December 2018

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    Five weeks ago our good friend Karl called Primary Care with what felt like numbness in his hands and feet. Only a few days later after Karl began to experience more symptoms, he found himself in Critical Care paralysed from the neck down. Karl had been diagnosed with a devastating virus called Guillain-Barre syndrome or GBS.

    GBS is a rare but very serious autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks healthy nerve cells in your nervous system. This leads to weakness, numbness, tingling and in most severe cases like Karls paralysis.

    Karl is unable to breathe on his own and has been put on life support. Karl has also lost the ability to speak and is having to mouth words to friends and family to be understood.

    Karl has a long road to recovery and is going to have to learn to talk, walk and other basic functions again. From researching this syndrome following the acute phase, Karl is going to require intensive rehabilitation with the help of a multidisciplinary team to focus on improving activities of daily living. This is were we can help to give Karl the best chance of a speedy recovery so that he can return home to his family and friends.

    All donations raised will go towards the extensive physio that Karl is going to need.

    Thank you in advance for any donations given to help.



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      • Kevin Duffy

        Kevin Duffy

        Oct 26, 2018

        Get well soon Karl, good luck with everything


      • Leah Rigby

        Leah Rigby

        Oct 19, 2018

        A little extra from MHA Moore and Smalley


      • MHA Moore and Smalley

        MHA Moore and Smalley

        Oct 5, 2018


      • MHA Moore and Smalley

        MHA Moore and Smalley

        Oct 5, 2018


      • Lavinia, Mark and family

        Lavinia, Mark and family

        Sep 26, 2018

        You’re making amazing progress Karl, everyone is so proud of you.


      • Elizabeth Knaggs

        Elizabeth Knaggs

        Sep 18, 2018

        Heard about Karl’s story from Roz Rawcliffe, we go to Man City games. Just wanted to say hope Karl continues to recover from this illness and want to wish you all the best and I’m rooting for you.


      • Eddie Hayes

        Eddie Hayes

        Sep 17, 2018

        Massive get well soon Karl! Get on the mend! Eddie


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      Chloe Oates

      Chloe Oates

      Preston, UK

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