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We can all sit and say it will never happen to us, or that we are invincible but in reality anything can happen and can change your life. I wanted to make a change and help someone who has fought for our country in the Army, who lights up a room when he walked in, who would do anything for anyone. I wanted to help him to show him that we all care and that as a community we can all do something to help. I'm cutting my hair off and would like to raise money to do so. Please take the time to read Al's story and the fight he's been through. ANY donations would be appreciated by everyone this tragic event affected.
Al was on his motorbike when a BMW X5 got bored of waiting in traffic and pulled out in front of him. The crash was horrendous. The people at the scene didn't think Al would make it to hospital despite him being airlifted. Al arrived at St George's and immediately had lots of people running around him. His Wife wasn't allowed to see him as he had such bad injuries they said it was too distressing. She had to sit and wait for what felt like hours. Finally , the Consultant came out and spoke to his wife in this awful room. He told her all of Al's injuries. They were a broken shoulder, 7 broken ribs, 2 punctured and deflated lungs, a lacerated liver, a torn bowel, damaged kidneys, damaged spleen and he had a very serious brain injury. They didn't expect him to make it through the night. Al came out of surgery at around 1am and Natalie was allowed to see him around 2am. He was sedated and connected to every machine I think that ICU owned. About 2 weeks after the accident, Natalie was taken into a room and was told that Al had a Diffuse Axonal Injury. One of the most severe forms of brain injury you can get. Only 10% survive and of those who do they are in a vegetative state for the rest of their lives. His Wife was told if Al did survive then his kidneys would never work and he would have to be on dialysis for the rest of his life. The consultant then asked her to decide what she wanted them to do. Natalie had to choose between letting him die or fighting for him. I chose to fight!! Al was then moved to Wexham park. In January, he had to have emergency surgery and again she was told he was going to die. It was planned he would spend 10 days in ITC but in actual fact he was in there for 17 hours and 45 minutes which just shows how strong he is. Al is over his internal injuries but he still has brain injury to over come. Al has to learn to do EVERYTHING again. From learning to swallowing to speaking, walking, everything. He is now in a rehab centre and making progress but because of his injuries he is vulnerable to infection and ends up in hospital. It’s at these times, Natalie has pay for him to have extra care as Al is still non verbal.
Ideally I would love to get Al America but that’s a minimum of £1.5 million.
PLEASE DONATE ANYTHING YOU CAN!
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Jul 3, 2018
Well done Abbie.
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Jul 3, 2018
Abbie, you are such an inspiration
Jun 18, 2018
Well done Abbie - a really great cause!
Jun 15, 2018
Such a worthy cause, well done Abbie.
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