Weʼre raising £7,000 to Help pay for my dads care to learn to walk again and return home
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**The original page has expired and we have had to create a new page - all funds from the previous page have been recieved and are really appreciated. The total from the previous page was nearly £3600 from 96 supporters. The target for this page is now £7000 to get us to the £10,000 original target.**
Over 2 years ago my dad was took to hospital as he had been struggling to fight off a severe cold for a few weeks. Within 24 hours things went from bad to worse. We were took into a private room and were told to say our goodbyes as he may not survive the night. Thankfully dad did pull through but his journey has not been easy fighting Guillain Barre syndrome.
For over 12 months dad was kept alive by amazing staff and life support machines. He was completely paralysed and was kept in an induced comer. When he did come round he could only move his eyes and had no speech.
Over the past 2 years things have improved with daily physio and the support of many other experts. Up until recently he had been in a specialist unit where he worked for hours a day learning to walk again and become independent.
Dad is now in an electric wheelchair so he has some independence but he still cannot walk, feed himself, go to the toilet etc but with time and his determination he will achieve these aims.
However we have hit another problem. The hospital have cut the funding for his rehab. Without the care and help of physios his recovery becomes even harder and his dream of walking again becomes near impossible.
Please note that whilst my dad has been in hospital he has not been entitled to any support from the state and is self employed, so this has also had a big financial impact. He has had to buy his own wheelchair and mobility van. I have created this page and will be completing a number of charity events, such as a half marathon, in order to help pay for things that will aid his recovery and make his life a little easier. Such as specialist exercise equipment, physios, adaptations to the house and counselling.
Any donations will be greatly appreciated and will only be spent on my dads recovery. We do not know how long he will need care for or how much it will cost but he does make small progress everyday. Any additional funds will be donated to GAIN which is a charity that helps other families in a similar situation.
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Aug 1, 2018
Jul 1, 2018
With very best wishes x
Jun 30, 2018
Best wishes - wish that I could be there on the day.
Jun 28, 2018
Gosh, what a journey. Best wishes.
Jun 28, 2018
Best of luck with your fund raising.
Jun 13, 2018
Hope you smash this total. Geoff is an inspiration to us all and what can be achieved once you put your mind to it xx love to you all xxx
Jun 5, 2018
read your story and it upset me I lost my dad to guillain- Barre. so close to heart. only a small donation but every little helps.. hope you reach your target. michelle watson x
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