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£875raised of £10,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £875 to Get Luke a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle)

    Alford, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 19th September 2017

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    Luke, like most 19 year olds, was full of life, optimism, youthful invincibility and anticipation of what his future was going to hold. He was just about to start that journey at Strathclyde University when he had a serious road traffic accident in June 2016 which has left him with a severe traumatic brain injury.
    He was in the Intensive Care Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for 30 days and then on the Neurophysiology ward for a further 6 months. His first 4 months were all about survival and his amazing desire to live. He fought off infection after infection and handled everything thrown at him with the incredible resilience and strength he has always had. He has now moved to a Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre at Murdostoun Castle, where he is stable and happy. At the current time Luke is in a minimally conscious state and unable to communicate, but we can see Luke in his eyes and we know he is trying really hard every day to make the connections he needs to gain a consistent response that will allow him to communicate with us.
    Luke will require care for the rest of his life and the wheelchair he needs to move around in, is of such a size, in order to support him properly, that a large specialist vehicle will be needed to get him out and about, once home, so he can continue to benefit from treatments such as physiotherapy, sensory rehabilitation and swimming at the local pool. Although he will get motability support this size of specially adapted vehicle also requires a large upfront payment. Like everything to do with this life changing situation, this is another expense that no one ever planned for. We are therefore really grateful for all the amazing fund raising events that are going on to help us, help Luke, have a better quality of life. Thank you for your support and donations. Luke's family x



    • Kay Wood7 months ago
      Kay Wood

      Kay Wood

      7 months ago

      Hi. Just to say thank you for 2 off-line donations, which it would appear I can't add to the total 😞 £120 for Fernando's cycle and £59.24 from a collection at the Alford Bistro for the Tough Mudder.

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    • Kay Wood8 months ago
      Kay Wood

      Kay Wood

      8 months ago

      Not sure the picture arrived last time

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    • Kay Wood8 months ago
      Kay Wood

      Kay Wood

      8 months ago

      The type of vehicle Luke will need, always wanted to be a trucker ;)

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    8 months ago

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    • Louise & James Tough xx

      Louise & James Tough xx

      Aug 27, 2017

      Hope this helps Luke get his chair. Wishing you all the best.


    • Claire Bishton

      Claire Bishton

      Aug 15, 2017

      We heard of Luke's story from The Tickners, who we also know from the BSN. Best of luck with your fundraising - we hope the mobility chair will have a positive impact on all of your lives.


    • Anonymous


      Jul 31, 2017

      Our donation from our strawberry tea x


    • Alison Middleton

      Alison Middleton

      Jul 29, 2017

      Donation from Granpa & Catherine for James's Tough Mudder for Luke.


    • Karen


      Jul 28, 2017

      Hi Kay, I couldn't make Jane Milne's Strawberry Tea last week so making our donation here! Wishing Luke, you & your family all the very best for the future! Karen & Chris x


    • Alison Middleton

      Alison Middleton

      Jul 24, 2017

      Just sold my old bike, happy to donate my 'old' wheels money towards Luke's 'new' wheels! Sending our good wishes and love to you all - Ali


    • Alison Swiggs

      Alison Swiggs

      Jul 21, 2017

      Remember playing Badminton with you in Voorschoten and Hannah was in Luke's year at BSN. Wishing you all strength as you tackle this journey ahead. Xx


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    Kay Wood

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    Alford, United Kingdom

    Every parent does everything they can to protect and provide for their children, but sometimes you have to be brave and ask for help xxx

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