Weʼre raising £8,500 to Help fund for a prosthetic leg for a leg amputee
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Hi My names Paul Farmer and I just want to tell you my story in the hope that you can understand just how much your help can change my life for the better Because I've been through hell.
A couple of years ago I was living a very happy life, I had my own business, my own home and a fiancée I was due to marry but one night in January ruined everything. I was walking home from the train station and as I was walking a car driving around 70mph came up on the pavement and hit me and then drove off Leaving me lying in the road with my left leg just gone in the road along with all my bones and muscles just spread across the road. I had also broken my other leg, all my toes on my one remaining leg and I'd broken my ribs which had punctured my lung. there were more broken bones but I think you can get the seriousness of it. So as soon as the car hit me it didn't even stop to help so it was a hit and run.
Because that night I was working late and I live in Essex in the countryside I had to lay in the road waiting for another car to drive by to help for just under an hour and I was screaming in pain I couldn't even describe or explain the pain it was so bad I genuinely wanted to die just to stop the pain. It was so bad that death felt like a better option, but I couldn't really scream because my lung was filling up with blood . I have never felt so frightened in all my life, I kind of went back in time and just wanted my mummy hahaha I can now see how that sounds funny but it was just how I felt. I was all alone in the pitch black of night in the middle of the road worrying that another car would come along and run me over again but no matter how hard I tried to move I couldn't. So all I could do was sit there in Extreme pain and then all I kept on thinking was I'm never going to see my family again and that feeling was something I've never felt before and I pray I never feel again, even now as I'm typing this and re living this I can't help but cry. Because of one tragic night I lost everything over time. I couldn't work so I couldn't pay my bills or my mortgage etc so I then lost my home and then finally I lost my fiancé as it was too much for her. I'm now completely broke in an IVA.
So eventually another car came which stopped and called an ambulance. But unfortunately this wasn't the end of it. I had to have 47 operations at royal London hospital. After a year in hospital I was finally free to leave the hospital and being outside for the first time was really scary and noisy Lol.
its been los and lots of hard work and physio has got me to a place where I can have a prosthetic leg but because I'm above knee amputee I have no knee cap so it's a lot harder. I'm sure a lot of you watched the para olympics where you can actually see leg amputees RUNNING!!!!!!! I never thought that would ever be a possibility for me to ever run again.
But the most massively important thing is that with the correct prosthesis it means I can be a proper Dad and run jump and play football with my Kids. I can teach them how to play football and stuff instead of just watching someone teach my kids.
Now here's the problem I'm facing, the awesome prosthetic legs that you see on the to para olympics unfortunately start at around £15,000 which I think is outrageous but please try and understand that for me this is worth every penny because after everything I've been through it will finally give me my life back and I just can't spend my life sitting in a wheelchair when I know that there is an option to be me again and be a great dad so my children and I won't miss out on anything.
I really hope that reading this wasn't boring and too long. It feels strange writing it all out.
i went to court and didn't get any compensation what so ever due to lack of evidence. It was just the final wave of bad luck.
i need to raise £8,500 as I've already saved £6,500 from Donations from my family but I'm still way too short and my family can't help anymore.
please please help me, it will give me my life back and my confidence back and it will also give me new found faith in mankind.
im begging you because my kids are now growing up so fast I don't want to miss a thing but stuck in a wheelchair I'm missing out daily.
thanks for reading my story and I'll be eternally grateful for any help you can give me.
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