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£1,935raised of £1,500 target by 47 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to help towards the cost of specialist Neuro Physio Treatment for my son Mike at Therapy Matters in Chester.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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On April 28th this year, my 21 year old son Mike was found collapsed and unconscious at home. He was taken by ambulance to the
Countess of Chester Hospital and transferred over to Walton Neuro Centre in Liverpool. He had suffered a bleed to his brain caused by a weaked blood vessel.

Mike spent the next 48 hours in Intensive Care before being transferred to the High Dependency Unit whilst all the time in a coma. Over the next few days he slowly regained consciousness and it became evident that he had suffered complete paralysis to the entire left hand side of his body, with similar symptoms as that of a stroke victim. A drain tube was inserted into his skull to relieve the pressure from the bleeding and over several weeks with the help of some fantastic nursing care he became more lucid and was able to speak with some effort.

Over the next 3 months in hospital Mike slowly gained some feeling and movement in his left leg. Aided by the hospital physiotherapists he was able to take his first few steps with a walking stick, but still had no movement in his left arm. On July 19th Mike was realeased from hospital in a wheelchair so that he could attend his university graduation ceremony and from that point on he has been at home. Initialy he received regular physio from the NHS at home but this slowly dwindled down.

Since September Mike has been receiving Neuro Physiotherapy in Chester by Therapy Matters, a private specialist in the field of rehabilitation after a brain injury. He has made great progress walking aided with a stick and has gained some movement in his left arm but is still unable to manipulate his left hand.

Mike attends Therapy Matters twice a week and it is hoped that I can raise £1500 to pay for 10 weeks treatment by completing a sponsored walk on New Years Eve. I hope all of you that know Mike or our family can find it in your hearts to support my walk but above all support Mike and his ongoing recovery.


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  • Rick Hopley

    Rick Hopley

    3 days ago

    Rick Hopley

    These boots are made for walking! Thanks to Sue Reece and Georgina Naylor for your kind donations, even though we've passed our target we would still like to raise more, every penny goes to Mikes therapy. If you've ever worked for me, supplied me or been sponsored by me then I'm coming after you! Keep it coming and thanks again to you all so far.

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  • Rick Hopley

    Rick Hopley

    8 days ago

    Rick Hopley

    This is fantastic! Thank you for all your support and donations so far, we have now passed our target with 4 weeks still to go until the sponsored walk. It looks like we'll be able to fund much more than 10 weeks therapy for Mike. Thanks to John Sheehan, Alex Franzen, Paul Moore and an extra special thanks to Carl Griffiths.

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  • Rick Hopley

    Rick Hopley

    10 days ago

    Rick Hopley

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! My idea was to raise funding for just 10 weeks of Neuro Therapy but I think the way things are going we may achieve many more week than 10. Thanks for the anonymous donations, whoever you are, thanks to Emma Walters, Geoff Titterton, Michael Fogg & James Mottershead (enjoy your travels in Australia James).

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  • Valerie Atkins

    Valerie Atkins

    Dec 3, 2016

    Good luck hope everything goes well for you MikeGlyn & Val

    £30.00

  • Steve Hughes

    Steve Hughes

    Dec 2, 2016

    Good luck mike . Enjoy your walk Rick .

    £30.00

  • colin cowley

    colin cowley

    Dec 2, 2016

    Good luck

    £20.00

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Rick Hopley

Rick Hopley

Chester, United Kingdom

On New Years Eve I will walk a 30 mile route from my house to Moel Famau and back via the country lanes which will include a total climb for the walk of approx 3,500 feet. I would appreciate any support you can give, either by donating or joining me for part of the walk.

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