Weʼre raising £30,000 to help Michael McIntyre get back on his feet!
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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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Dawn & Mike Brookes
Aug 17, 2018
Dear MichaelWe all wish you the very best for your rehabilitation & hope you are responding well to the therapies & can soon return home. Lots of Love Dawn , Mike, Tia & James
Aug 14, 2018
Feel better soon Michael
Allan and Siobhan Tran
Aug 13, 2018
Dear Michael, we were very saddened to hear this news, and send you our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Aug 13, 2018
Dearest Michael, You were such a wonderful support to our Mum, Delia and now we wish you all the best for your recovery. You deserve the very best care available.
Aug 5, 2018
Thank You Michael for your great contribution to Chinese Medicine and wishing you well during this recovery period Michael Phoenix
Barbara van der Zee
Aug 3, 2018
Michael, we love you - we need you !
Aug 2, 2018
Dear Michael, keep working at it. The brain is very resilient and flexible and can make new networks
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