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£25,170raised of £20,000 target by 426 supporters

    Weʼve raised £25,170 to Help pay for Colin's medical expenses in Japan

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    London, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 25th August 2017

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    Story

    You will have heard about the tragic fate of Colin's aircraft, Itzy. Very sadly for Colin Itzy suffered engine failure and he had to make a forced landing on a golf course in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

    Colin was extremely fortunate to walk away from the accident, but has since discovered he has broken his back in three places. He was air-lifted from the scene and is now in the emergency ward of the hospital. He is not allowed to move from the bed as there is a risk that he could damage his spinal nerve, until he has surgery.

    He faces a very large medical bill, and at first was refusing treatment as he doesn't have the money. His friends and family have made sure surgery will go ahead in Japan. There is no price for a life.

    The bill will likely be around $30,000, so I am hoping that between us we can raise a little something to help his family with this expense.

    I know many of you will have been lucky enough to have met Colin during his round the world trip. He rarely asks for help and is fiercely independent and proud. I know many have wanted to help him before now with the journey and he never accepts, but I think this time he is in need of the help of all those wonderful friends he has made around the world.

    Needless to say Colin doesn't know about the Crowd Funding. I know he would not allow me to ask for help, but sometimes you have to do what you believe is the right thing.

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    • Zanna McKail3 months ago
      Zanna McKail

      Zanna McKail

      3 months ago
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    • Zanna McKail3 months ago
      Zanna McKail

      Zanna McKail

      3 months ago

      So the Crowd Funding ends tomorrow. What started as a hope to raise maybe 4K has ended with a massive £25K! I cannot thank you all enough. This is truly astonishing and bears testament to your goodwill and kind hearts. Colin is a very lucky man. We are all relieved he is safely back home and recovering well. A short message from Colin: "I have 420 thank you letters to write now and that could take some time, but if you did put something towards helping me out, thank you so much and I’ll be in touch". And a warm thank you from me too. Zanna x

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    • Zanna McKail4 months ago
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      Zanna McKail

      4 months ago

      More good news! We have raised over £24,000 which is amazing, so thanks again for all your generosity and kind words of support. We are over-whelmed at the incredible response. Still 7 days left for the fund raising! Colin is very much on the mend and has been up and about which is great news. He has retrieved his personal belongings from the police station, including the crew of teddies. They are all safely with him in hospital. Colin plans to fly home next week, so we hope to see him back in the UK very soon. Thank you to you all, Zanna

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    • Zanna McKail4 months ago
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      Zanna McKail

      4 months ago

      Good news! The operation went very well and Colin is doing fine. He can still move his legs too which he is very relieved about. They have said his bones are good and strong so shouldn't take too long in recovery. Many have asked about sending cards and gifts, and posting to Japan will take too long, so please use his parent's address: 38 Wallheath crescent, Stonnall, Walsall, Staffs, WS9 9HT UK

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    Supporters

    426

    • Colin goodwin

      Colin goodwin

      Aug 22, 2017

      Good luck from a far less brave Colin.

      £10.00

    • JAMES NICHOLSON

      JAMES NICHOLSON

      Aug 21, 2017

      Come home safely Colin

    • Jonathan  Bysh

      Jonathan Bysh

      Aug 19, 2017

      Good luck Colin amazing story so far and amazing courage.

      £10.00

    • John Wood

      John Wood

      Aug 14, 2017

      Good luck Colin

      £10.00

    • Michael Gush

      Michael Gush

      Aug 12, 2017

      Colin - your story is amazing. Good to know you are on the mend - you'll have more stories to tell. Well done Zanna!

      £50.00

    • Phillip Cozens

      Phillip Cozens

      Aug 12, 2017

      Colin, just get well. I am amazed at your ambition, courage and achievements. You are an inspiration to all of us. Hope to see you before too long at Hinton.

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2017

      Keep going. I salute your efforts.

      £10.00

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