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raised of £3,000 target by 102 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,045 to support David's family getting to and from the hospital and his care once he is home.

    Funded on Wednesday, 20th December 2017

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    Just under a month ago myself and my family experienced the worst day of our lives. My brother David who just turned 34 a week before had a massive stroke. After a few warning signs, miss read as migraines David had another 'funny turn' turns out this would change his life. David was rushed to our local hospital and then transferred to Charing Cross Hospital in London (about a 2 hour train journey away) where he immediately went for surgery to unblock the clot located on the brain stem, there was a 50/50chance of survival. He did it, he survived. He has a tracheotomy to help with his breathing as where the stoke was on the brain it could effect his speech, his ability to swallow and cough etc. After a few set backs (seizures) he is on the right track. We don't know how bad the damage will be but we were told he was unlikely to speak again but being David he is defying all odds and he is speaking with a speaking valve which is put in the end of his tracheotomy tube. David is still in ICU just under a month later.

    David's partner Becky has been by his side the whole time while trying to look after their kids, 4 in the household (aged 2, 5, 7 and 10). We have all had so much support from friends and family but the reason we have put together this Just Giving page is to help David's family and to help towards the care he will need once he is able to leave. David was the main provider and bills still have to be paid, the kids still have to be clothed and fed, travel to see him has to be paid for and then the aftercare he is going to need once he is home.

    This is going to be months and months of rehabilitation and we don't know whats going to be thrown our way but we are willing to face it, if you are in the position to donate then we would really appreciate it or a share. We need to build awareness these things do happen to young people no matter what the statistics say and the more that know the earlier we can spot it.



    • Claire Cornish5 years ago
      Claire Cornish

      Claire Cornish

      5 years ago

      I am so happy to update everyone with this, David has had his tracheotomy removed, the doctors have left it open just incase they need to put it back in but in the not too distant future they should be able to close it up. We can't thank you all enough for sharing and donanting, it means a lot to David and our family. I am currently waiting for the train to see him, I will be reading all the lovely comments and messages we have received. Thank you again!!

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    • Anonymous


      Oct 24, 2017

      Get well soon David,Little support to you and your family from an old school friend. Regards Colin Lok


    • BCL


      Oct 1, 2017


    • Alison Gentle

      Alison Gentle

      Sep 21, 2017

      Remembering David, as one of his Comedy club venues. Hope all going well and please send our best wishes (Baldock Arts & Heritage Centre)


    • GV


      Sep 18, 2017

      Love from GV 💗


    • Emily Sailes

      Emily Sailes

      Sep 18, 2017



    • Tracy Lewis

      Tracy Lewis

      Sep 16, 2017

      Thinking of you.


    • Phil Gregorios

      Phil Gregorios

      Sep 11, 2017

      Best wishes for the future


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