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£2,615
raised of £2,000 target by 115 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,615 to as a starter target to help rehabilitate David after a massive stroke. This could happen to any one of us at any time.

    Burnley, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 3rd September 2016

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    Story

    David is 55 years old, non smoker and very rare drinker. Not overweight and regularly walked his dogs for exercise.
    He has worked all his life including serving in The Queens Lancashire Regiment for his country. He paid his dues.
    He is an avid Burnley fan.
    On 9th April 2016 at 1.25pm he suffered a stroke at home while watching Burnley V Leeds. He now struggles to understand or speak language. The last words David voluntarily spoke for himself were "Come on Burnley" after Burnley scored and were winning 1- nil.
    The Stroke was followed by a pulmonary embolism and blood clots throughout the chambers of his heart. But he survived - because he is strong!
    When he comes out of Rehab the therapy he receives is going to be greatly reduced. The physiotherapy as well as the speech therapy.
    Nobody can tell us anything or how or if he will recover because every stroke is different.
    The pain, the shock, the aftermath, the effects of all of this are devastating for everyone close to him including his friends and family.
    So we are not giving up!
    With your help his quality of life WILL not stop on his release from hospital, it will just begin!
    David is suffering from severe aphasia and apraxia and needs INTENSE speech therapy to overcome it. Which means he cannot communicate easily, but he tries. His right side is paralysed. For now.
    This page is to help raise some funds to put towards all the specialist therapy he needs.
    Friends are offering to organise events and get sponsors for activities etc. Thankyou so much.

    Please help us to help David not only find his feet but his voice again

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    • David Kenyon5 years ago
      David Kenyon

      David Kenyon

      5 years ago

      Thanks again for your continued support for the cause and the lads doing the walk. Your kind messages, lovely words and very generous donations lift our hearts and we don't feel so alone with thismassive challenge.

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    • David Kenyon5 years ago
      David Kenyon

      David Kenyon

      5 years ago

      THANKS SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND KIND WORDS - GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND MAY YOU ALL BE BLESSED WITH HAPPINESS XXX

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    5 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/1/2016 10.11

    Supporters

    115

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 1, 2016

      All the best dave & get well soon. From Louise reeves mum. Xx

      £45.00

    • Liz

      Liz

      Aug 29, 2016

      Thankyou from Liz we saw at pike hill Spar

      £20.00

    • Davids Wife

      Davids Wife

      Aug 25, 2016

      Thankyou Mr and Mrs F from Padiham for the £40 you sent through the post.

      £40.00

    • Paul Keenan

      Paul Keenan

      Aug 24, 2016

      Thanks John and Cynthia x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 23, 2016

      All the best Dave from Mary & Pete at the forest of Pendle. X

      £10.00

    • hughie holgate

      hughie holgate

      Aug 22, 2016

      good luck david up the clarets

      £20.00

    • lesley boyle

      lesley boyle

      Aug 22, 2016

      i see at first hand how stroke can devastate peoples lives, for the person who has had the stroke and for those close by,,,,quality rehab is vital to progress the recovery,

      £20.00

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    David Kenyon

    David Kenyon

    Burnley, United Kingdom

    On 20th August Richard Reeves Paul Keenan (Daves mates) are walking from Burnley to Windermere 56 miles to help Dave claim his life back! If everyone who just reads this were to donate anything at all the possibilities for Davids recovery are endless

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