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£29,592
raised of £5,000 target by 316 supporters

    Weʼve raised £29,592 to support Martin's ongoing brain injury rehabilitation and care. He's a fighter but he needs our help!

    Brackley
    Funded on Thursday, 14th May 2020

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    We have set up this page to support our much loved son, brother, grandson, friend, partner and colleague, Martin Shepherd, as he faces the biggest challenge of his life.

    On 10th July 2019, Martin was involved in a serious motorbike accident on his way home from work. He survived but sustained extensive physical injuries and severe trauma to his brain. He had to undergo a number of big operations to repair broken bones, along with major surgery to his head and brain to ultimately save his life. After 3 months in intensive care fighting to survive, recovering from kidney failure and multiple life-threatening chest infections, his body has healed well, exceeding everyone's expectations. But his head injuries have not followed the same path. He is now in a specialist Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in a state of "prolonged disorder of consciousness". Martin is a fighter however, and now, at the peak of his intensive rehab care, is showing some signs of possible awareness and recovery. But it's slow. It's going to be a long long road.

    Martin is currently being put through his paces, undergoing extensive testing and intensive physiotherapy. But, he will soon be moved to a more long-term care solution where the treatment is less intensive, possibly sometime in December. The treatment then backs off and, here, he would then benefit from additional sensory treatments, specialist equipment, and continuous care if he is to make any further headway. NHS England will hopefully provide basic care - they have been incredible already! But as Martin had no private medical insurance, and there is no big insurance payout from the accident itself, the rest of the financial support is to come from family and friends. We have no timeline, only hope.

    We are incredibly proud of Martin and everything he has achieved in his 23 years. He is brilliant! The lives of everyone who knows him have been devastated by this event, and we want to do everything we can to help him through it.

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    • Mark & Lucinda Shepherd2 years ago
      Mark & Lucinda Shepherd

      Mark & Lucinda Shepherd

      2 years ago

      Yesterday was the HAAS and Back 22 mile run/hike Challenge fundraising event for Martin. The idea came from Keith Smith at Mercedes for a multi terrain challenge starting at Mercedes and going crosscountry to HAAS and back again. Maps and snacks were provided and everyone set off at 09:00. Some were on a mission for a quick time, for others it was going to be a challenge to complete. The first man back was Julian Herzog in 3:12 closely by JP Loof. Well done to everyone who took part, and a massive thank you to Keith who organised it. Thank you.

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    • Mark & Lucinda Shepherd2 years ago
      Mark & Lucinda Shepherd

      Mark & Lucinda Shepherd

      2 years ago

      The continuing support that has been shown by everybody in at our difficult time has been extraordinary. Thank you so much, thank you. Martin is receiving the very best of care currently and is being stimulated as much as possible by his rehabilitation team. We will shortly be given a number of options for his longer term care and rehabilitation (this is where the Just Giving funds will come in) as his current rehab unit is for short term intensive treatment. #ComeOnMartin

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    • Mark & Lucinda Shepherd2 years ago
      Mark & Lucinda Shepherd

      Mark & Lucinda Shepherd

      2 years ago

      Thank you to you all for your amazing kindness, we are all overwhelmed that we have gained so much support in such a short time! Martin has some incredible friends in you all, we cannot thank you all enough.

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    2 years ago

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    Supporters

    316

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 6, 2020

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 28, 2020

      £30.00

    • matthew hancock

      matthew hancock

      Mar 19, 2020

      £20.00

    • Michael Dos Santos

      Michael Dos Santos

      Mar 19, 2020

      It was a pleasure working with Martin at Haas F1, I wish him all the best.

      £20.00

    • Eric Blandin

      Eric Blandin

      Mar 19, 2020

      Very well done to all the "To Haas and Back" runners. #Come on Martin!

      £30.00

    • Russell O'Hagan

      Russell O'Hagan

      Mar 18, 2020

      £25.00

    • Gooner G

      Gooner G

      Mar 17, 2020

      Great effort by you all. Well done Keith for sorting the event.

      £10.00

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