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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Phase 11! We are raising money for Alder Hey doing the spooky Halloween 5k walk… JTL will be walking it too!! 🎃🎃🎃

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.On 16 Nov 2018 I dropped Joey off at school completely well and looking forward to the day. Within 20 mins he had suffered a brain haemorrhage due to an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) ; resulting in a childhood haemorrhagic stroke. He was stabilised in Whiston Children's A& then sent to Alder Hey Children's Hospital where he stayed for 4 months. We can’t thank them both enough for firstly saving Joeys life but for also providing the intense rehab he is now receiving.

We will be using this account to raise funds for Mac House, Whiston Children's A&E and then phased fundraising for various departments within Alder Hey - Neurology, Physio, OT, Hydro and Speech and Language as well as The Children's Trust.

First phase was for Mac House and AH charity. (£1000 raised)

Phase 2 is for Whison Pards A&E and AH Neuro team - Dr Jas at whiston and Dr Jon Ellenbogen (who was Joeys surgeon) literally saved our boy, we are eternally grateful! (around £3500 raised!)

Phase 3 has seen £1600 raised following a charity tattoo day and donated to AH arts and music therapies!

Phase 4 was a raffle which raised money for ongoing treatment for Joey such as extra physio, sensory treatment, equipment etc

Phase 5 raised £620 for The Children's Trust - an amazing rehab centre in Surrey where Joey spent 2 months relearning motor skills which he’d lost.

Phase 6 raised £610 for Whiston Children's A&E who were super speedy in checking an MRI which diagnosed Joeys stroke. Dr Jas and all the team were amazing with us for what was the longest morning ever!

Phase 7 raised £700 by doing the Alder Hey virtual Santa Dash around our estate! Joey joined in too! We had a great time!

Phase 8 Joeys school class did a Christmas raffle with the proceeds of £123 going to The Stroke Association! They support us so much!

Phase 9 was an Easter Egg donation for Alder Hey which raised £150

Phase 10 saw Joeys physios walk an amazing 54KM and raised £1942 for rwhab equipment and a jaccuzi bath to help joeys muscles Wonderful people - thank you! ❤️

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  • karen devine1 month ago
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    karen devine

    1 month ago

    He did it!! He walked almost 3.5km in 1 hour 11 (official times!) So thankful for all your support xxx £75 raised so far for this event!!! x

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  • karen devine1 month ago
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    karen devine

    1 month ago

    All ready for the spooky 5k Alder Hey walk!!!

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  • karen devine1 month ago
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    karen devine

    1 month ago

    We are walking the Spooky Halloween Alder Hey 5K this Saturday….. are you brave enough to sponsor Joey?! 🎃 👻 🦇

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Page last updated on: 10/31/2021 09.02



  • @thelefthandedartist2021


    Oct 31, 2021

    Joey - You're an inspiration to other children who have had a stroke. Well done for all you do to help others.


  • Natalie Allen

    Natalie Allen

    Oct 30, 2021

    Well done Joey! 💙 xx


  • Tile Productions

    Tile Productions

    Oct 30, 2021


  • Francesca


    Oct 29, 2021

    Your are such an inspiration Joey! From one AVM survivor family to another huge love and support x keep being the amazing boy you are!


  • Davina Wills

    Davina Wills

    Oct 27, 2021

    Good luck on your walk on Saturday .Have a fantastic day and enjoy 💕


  • Sue Rey

    Sue Rey

    Aug 16, 2021

    Well done for the mammoth walk Sally and Rach amazing effort! Love Sue Xxx


  • Alex & Will

    Alex & Will

    Aug 15, 2021

    Well done Sally & Rach, fab that you are supporting Joey <3 xxx


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Joey was 10 when he experienced a brain haemorrhage / stroke due to an AVM. He is learning to walk, talk and use his right side again. His determination is admirable and he smiles every single day! Thank you to Whiston, Alder Hey, The Children’s Trust, NHS & Burscough physio 🌟

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