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Weʼre raising £20,000 to help my brother Michael to "get back on his feet"

Prague, Czech Republic

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Michael desperately needs neurorehabilitation after a car crash left him in a coma with a severe brain injury.
CRASH
The coma lasted 6 distressing months&we were warned he may never wake up, or if he did, how limited his quality of life would be. It took hours of sensory stimulation but finally, amazingly, he woke up.
BUT I CAN'T MOVE
We were overjoyed, but it was only step 1 of a long journey ahead. Sadly, the brain damage caused a large lesion in his brain, affecting his motor neurons. Michael developed severe spasticity in all limbs. The muscles in his body are continuously contracting, not allowing him to move his own body. He can’t even stretch any of his limbs. My brother, who has always been independent, comedic&sociable, who lit up every room he walked into, suddenly couldn’t speak or so much as scratch his nose.
We couldn't accept that this would be his life from now on&Michael was determined to get his independence back. We got him to a neurorehabilitation facility&through sweat, pain, hard work&tears, progress began - he started gaining movement in the right side of his body, being able to stretch his limbs&learning to sit without support. We can interact with him now too as he is slowly gaining basic speech back!
THE NEXT STEPS - PLEASE HELP THIS CONTINUE
The facilities, treatment&staff have been phenomenal, but his recovery needs long, intensive physiotherapy, speech therapy, medication&support to help him regain a degree of independence.
Michael's treatment is at the Sanatoria Klimkovice & Czech insurance doesn't cover these expensive bills. We have used all our life savings&continue to fund Michael as much as possible but we can't do it all. He desperately wants to keep progressing&ultimately get up&walking again. We're kindly asking you to help raise money for Michael, as a few more months could get my brother his life back. All donations will fund his treatment here: http://www.neuro-klimkovice.co.uk/eng/adult-neurorehabilitaion/.
Thank you, Jana.

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52

  • Tara Hill

    Tara Hill

    Aug 1, 2018

    Keep up the good work!

    £35.00

  • NigelTurton

    NigelTurton

    Jul 28, 2018

    here's a bit more from the sale of veggies from our allotmentWell done everyone forpassing the thousand mark. Yippee!

    £10.00

  • Nigel Turton

    Nigel Turton

    Jul 16, 2018

    Thank you Ian and Julie for sponspering my Dales Way walk to help raise funds for Michaele's treatment.

    £10.00

  • Nigel Turton

    Nigel Turton

    Jul 16, 2018

    Thanks Ian and Julie for sponsoring meon the Dales Way to help raise funds for Michael

    £10.00

  • Angela Farago

    Angela Farago

    Jul 2, 2018

    £20.00

  • Nigel Turton

    Nigel Turton

    Jun 24, 2018

    Thank you Mary and Lois.

    £40.00

  • Tara Hill

    Tara Hill

    May 22, 2018

    Keep going guys!

    £6.00

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Jana Kocova & Michael Koca

Jana Kocova & Michael Koca

Prague, Czech Republic

What would you do for your loved ones to help them get better? As my brother Michael looked after me when we were kids, it is now my time to take care of him & do my best to get him the help & support he needs. I'm Jana & I'm asking for your help as I can't do it on my own.

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