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Closed 27/07/2017

27%
£5,475
raised of £20,000 target by 183 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,475 to Adaptations and the specialist equipment Daniel will require to enable him to return home.

    Funded on Thursday, 27th July 2017

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    Story

    My brother, Daniel broke his C5 vertebrae and damaged his spinal cord in a freak accident in August. While on a pre-season training trip with his rugby club Trefil RFC he dived into the sea which appeared deep but was only actually knee deep. Daniel was instantly paralysed and was pulled out of the water by his team mates. He was taken to Southmead Hospital where he was operated on for 11 hours to repair the demanded vertebrae. Unfortunately, his spinal cord had been damaged and Daniel remained paralysed from the chest.

    Seven months on Daniel is now being treated at Rookwood Spinal Unit. His sheer determination to re-build his life is incredible. Daniel battles constant pain from the damage to his nervous system and his muscle spasms are that strong he has been thrown out of his wheelchair. Through his own perseverance and determination he mastered transferring out of bed into his wheelchair. He is able to shower with help from the nursing staff however this takes him two hours and leaves him exhausted. But he is determined to be able to shower independently and tries every day to reduce his time. He is truly an inspiration in the way he is dealing with his injury!
    Daniel’s discharge date is May 2017 unfortunately, he can’t return to our family home as the house is inaccessible to a wheelchair user. Daniel now has to move into rented accommodation which needs to be adapted to enable him to live independently. As you can imagine these adaptations are costly and Daniel will also need expensive specialist equipment. Trefil RFC, Blaenycwm Primary School and a Tradesman Facebook have already raised funds but unfortunately more is needed.

    Please help in giving Daniel the home he needs to enable him to continue his life the best way he can!

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    • Matthew Edwards3 years ago
      Matthew Edwards

      Matthew Edwards

      3 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      A hugh thank you to all of those who donated to Daniel's fundraising. Between Just Giving and other fund raising events that have been organised we have reached our target. The money will be put towards the adaptations to Daniel's home, the specialist equipment he is going to need and his ongoing physiotherapy. You have all made a massive difference to my brothers future!!

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    • Matthew Edwards3 years ago
      Matthew Edwards

      Matthew Edwards

      3 years ago

      Between all the different fundraising events that have being organised we have raised another £1875.00. Trefil RFC & The Rhyd did a 10 mile walk on a very wet Saturday. Daniel was able to be at the finishing line to thank those who toook part. Hucclecote Methodist Church raised a staggering £1243.00 which was topped up by a donation from Dee & Griffin Solicitors of £500.00. Discharge date has been postponed until the end of July but thanks to all of you adaption to the Dan's house have started.

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    • Matthew Edwards4 years ago
      Matthew Edwards

      Matthew Edwards

      4 years ago

      Daniel is at Stoke |Mandeville this week competing in the inter unit spinal games. Spinal patients from the 12 units in the UK & Ireland take part. It is also where alot of competitors in the Para Olympics are first spotted. Knowing my brother and his competitive nature I'm sure he'll give it his all and could even end up in the next Para Olympics! I've extended our fundraising as alot of friends are still collecting for different sponsered events. Thank you all again for your awesome support.

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    • Matthew Edwards4 years ago
      Matthew Edwards

      Matthew Edwards

      4 years ago

      Congratulations to Cyrus Dowsell who has completed a 200 length swim to raise funds for Daniel. That's almost 2.5 miles!! Cyrus is 10 years old apart from being half boy half fish he has a massive heart. Thank you Cyrus. Between Cyrus' outstanding effort and money that has been donated outside the fund raising page we're now close to £4500.00. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone of you who has donated. You really will make a massive difference to my brother's future.

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/25/2017 23.41

    Supporters

    183

    • Greig Kember

      Greig Kember

      Jul 25, 2017

      Good luck with your cause, best wishes

      £10.00

    • Samantha Thomas

      Samantha Thomas

      Jul 25, 2017

    • Jamie Davies

      Jamie Davies

      Jul 25, 2017

      £20.00

    • Anthony  Allcock

      Anthony Allcock

      Jul 21, 2017

      from Paul and Anthony Allcock . A little help from Eco-Sol Ltd

      £100.00

    • Jason Jones

      Jason Jones

      Jul 4, 2017

      £50.00

    • Edna

      Edna

      Jun 25, 2017

      Thinking of you and wishing you all the best. x

      £50.00

    • Clare

      Clare

      Jun 25, 2017

      Thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. xx

      £50.00

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