Weʼve raised £340 to Help fund an electric wheelchair for a dear colleague who 2 months ago suffered a massive brain haemorrhage
- London, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- Funded on Sunday, 24th September 2017
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Vanessa is a fit and healthy 55yr old who works in the local area as a trained Counsellor. She is a dedicated and fun loving person with a vibrant and passionate approach to her work. She has helped many many people through some of the most difficult parts of their lives.
2 months ago she was found on the floor of her kitchen by her daughter who is about to leave for universtity, unconcious and bleeding from her head. She had suffered a massive brain haemorrhage from a brain aneurysm and was rushed to hospital where she undertook immediate open emergency brain surgery. The family were given a 10% chance of her survival and were told that if she did survive she would be in all likelihood completely paralysed down one side and unable to speak. She remained in a coma for two weeks.
She defied the odds
Her speech is perfectly intact and her wit, memory and personality is as it was. She has significant weakness down one side and is unable to walk although there is movement there and she is now in a dedicated neurorehabilitation centre after a traumatic time 6 weeks in an acute medical ward waiting for the precious rehabilitation bed she needed. Her house is not well suited for a wheelchair user and she has started to come home for visits to make the transition from hospital to home. Her husband is facing giving up work to care for her and her self employed work as a busy and highly respected counsellor has come to an abrupt end.
I would like to help fund an electric wheelchair for her to make her life better. It costs 70 pounds per week to hire. Thats it - making a donation in this case really makes a difference to one person right now.
I am running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October for King Edward VII's Hospital and would like to raise money in part for the Hospital but I want to help Vanessa - a dear friend and colleague.
- 6 months ago
Giles Davies6 months ago
She is making good progress but the wheelchair could not come soon enough. There are two electric wheelchairs in the facility and a waiting list. It seems unlikely she will get one during the three month inpatient programme. Simple things list getting coffee, going to get a snack or simply changing position require assistance from a caregiver. Thanks for your support so far to those who have donated. Any amount however small is welcome. Giles
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Sep 14, 2017
Good luck Giles with your run and with raising the amount you need.
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Best of luck in your fund raising Giles X
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