Weʼve raised £13,610 to help Michael McIntyre get back on his feet!
- Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018
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Michael McIntyre suffered a severe stroke on the 3rd February 2018 and has since been in NHS care - first at the acute ward of the John Radcliffe and then at a rehab clinic in Abingdon. The right side of his brain has been damaged, leaving the left side of his body now paralysed and his eyesight impaired.
Although Michael has made significant improvements in terms of his mobility and cognitive recovery, he remains unable to go home due to him still needing professional care and further specialised rehabilitation therapy.
As the NHS now only offers Michael further subsidised support in a care home with an hour of physio a week, it has been his family’s decision to transfer him to a private stroke rehabilitation hospital for a limited stretch of time where he’ll undergo many more hours of intensive physio and other healing therapies in better facilities.
Since 17 May he has taken up residence in the Raphael Hospital in Kent. It is a private neuro-rehab hospital with a unique anthropological approach meaning Dad will receive physio, OT sessions as well as hydrotherapy, art and music therapy, acupuncture and massage. We hope that three months of further intensive rehabilitation here will give him the best chance to get back on his feet and regain his independence.
Michael is not only a fantastic father to his three girls but also a highly respected practitioner, who has dedicated 40 years of his life to helping others through acupuncture and herbal treatment. He’s longing to go home and resume his life and work again. His spirits are high, and he’s showing all the necessary determination and willpower to recover.
Many have reached out to us over the last few months asking how they can help. Any contribution would be hugely appreciated by Michael and his family. Donations can be made anonymously if preferred.
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Nov 15, 2018
We think of you often & never forget your important role in our family’s life. Jemima is nearly three & thriving. I’m sorry not to give more. Come back soon. So much love Adrian, Camilla & Jemima
Oct 24, 2018
Very well done on getting back home and keep going strong!
Kevin and Angela Moger
Oct 22, 2018
We've just heard and are so sorry. We're so grateful for all the help he's given Kevin and myself over the last 14 years. We send Michael are warmest wishes and hope you reach your target.
Sep 27, 2018
Michael this donation is from Yvonne Pye who has found going online impossible so I am doing it for her.SallyYvonne sends her love and best wishes for your recovery.
Sep 24, 2018
Donald, Cheryl and Sam Cordery send our deepest care and appreciation to Michael as he recovers. He has brought healing to us all, and we love him.
Sep 12, 2018
Michael. I hope you will feel touched and strengthened by the support of all those whose lives you touched. Cannot wait to have you back here. Take care xxxx
Sep 11, 2018
Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery. My mother Jocelyn Starky passed away on February 2nd 2018 but I know she would have joined me in sending you our best wishes. Caroline Dew
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