Weʼre raising £3,000 to Help to rebuild someone's life who has lived with mental health issues and has had a tragic life.
- London, UK
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I am writing this appeal on behalf of my friend James who is 40 years of age.
James has lead a tragic life and has battled with mental health issues starting at the age of 12 years old with the death of one of his brothers in which he witnessed him burn to death at the age of just 10 years old.
At the age of 13 James was diagnosed with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Stress and insomnia
At the age of 20 he lost his mother due to MRSA which she shockinglying caught whilst in hospital after a long battle with renal failure involving 3 kidney transplants then just a year later James was at the scene of an horrific car crash which resulted in his other brother dying due to a head on crash.
As anyone couldnt even begin to think to imagine James has been left serverly mentally scared by this.
James has now battled mental health issues for 27 years and within these years he has made several attempts to take his own life in various unspeakable ways.
When you would think that his life could not get any worse James suffered 2 heart attacks at the age of 37 which was a result of his main artery collapsing, he has had 4 stents fitted but he is still suffering with unstable angina.James moved home in March for a fresh start with new surroundings but had his car and work tools stolen on the 2nd day.the car minus the tools was found written off 2 days later.James has hit rock bottom again which has been further aggravated by an horrific ordeal last week.upon returning home last week James was confronted by an intruder. After a scuffle James managed to pin the intruder to the ground. James was then attacked by a 2nd intruder who stabbed and slashed James 3 times leaving him needing 20 stitches.. I would like to raise enough money to enable James to buy a van and work tools to get him back to work.thank you for taking time to read this appeal
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About the fundraiser
My name is Emma and I work as a assistant psychologist for West London mental health Trust. I am very passionate when it comes to psychological wellbeing and pride myself on helping others to help themselves
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