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£1,270raised of £5,000 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,270 to help pay for Micka's brother, Odilon's medical treatment and recovery from a fractured vertebrae and paralysis

    Funded on Saturday, 23rd September 2017

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    My brother-in-law in Madagascar almost drowned this weekend after getting cramp whilst swimming on the beach in his home town, Fort Dauphin. He was found by fisherman and rescued but is paralysed from the neck down after fracturing a vertebrae. We have evacuated him to the capital Antananarivo where he is receiving treatment and we are hopeful he may gain back some use of his limbs but it is very early days. We have used all our funds to pay for evacuation, physiotherapy, scans and medicine. We are starting to think longer-term about ways to continue his treatment as it is likely to be a long haul. If you would like to donate Micka, I, Odilon and his family are eternally grateful. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Sarah and Micka



    • Sarah Brooke1 year ago
      Sarah Brooke

      Sarah Brooke

      1 year ago

      Hi Everyone, thanks again for donating to help Odilon. He is doing really well and making great progress and can now wiggle his fingers - which is amazing. We are going to have to close this page so that we can access the funds and send them to Madagascar. I will open another page so people can still keep up with his progress.

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    • Sarah Brooke1 year ago
      Sarah Brooke

      Sarah Brooke

      1 year ago

      Odilon is progressing well. He has a positive mind-set which is great and is using his sessions in physio to vent any frustrations. The physiotherapists have started working with him to sit which is incredible at only three weeks post-accident. We are even more encouraged that he will regain feeling in his arms. Thank you for all your kind comments and support.

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    • Sarah Brooke1 year ago
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      Sarah Brooke

      1 year ago

      Thank you to everyone that has supported Odilon, it means so much to Micka, I and his family. We have some great news to report, on Sunday Mamy, Micka's sister who lives in the capital, Antananarivo and visits him daily, brings him food and feeds him told us that he could wiggle his feet, Then yesterday, Bank holiday Monday she says he has feeling and small movement up to his hips.The Drs said that because he is fit his recovery so far has been exceptionally fast. We have great encouragement that feeling & movement in his arms will follow!

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    Page last updated on: 9/22/2017 6:05 AM



    • Gabrielle Smith

      Gabrielle Smith

      Sep 22, 2017

      Great that he's making progress. Good luck guys xxx

    • Janet Haresnape

      Janet Haresnape

      Sep 21, 2017

      Hope he continues to make progress - little by little

    • Aidan Harvey

      Aidan Harvey

      Sep 19, 2017

      Sorry it's taken me a while, glad to hear the better news and very happy to help :)

    • Natalie King

      Natalie King

      Sep 16, 2017

      Sounds like he's making great progress. Wishing him a speedy recovery. X


    • Kari Adwell

      Kari Adwell

      Sep 14, 2017

      I am so happy to read that Odilon is regaining some feeling. All the best for continued progress. You are all still in my thoughts. Sorry it took me so long to get this out to you. Take care. xo


    • Andrea Sharpe

      Andrea Sharpe

      Sep 12, 2017

      I have my fingers crossed for Odilion's recovery. Thinking of you guys xx


    • Ailie Tam

      Ailie Tam

      Sep 12, 2017

      Get well soon Odilon


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