Weʼve raised £3,850 to help towards specialist equipment to support Laura to regain her independence following life changing illness's.
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- Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017
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Richard Lincoln, Dave Cross and Maxine Bannister are running the Warrington half marathon on Sunday 17th September to raise money for Laura who is part of the team here at Ted Todd.
On Sunday the 5th February Laura was out with her family watching the Widnes Wild Ice hockey team ( 6 : 4 to the Wild! ) less than 12 hours later she was rushed to Whiston hospital in a critical condition. Laura was quickly diagnosed with Pneumococcal Septicaemia and was sedated while her body fought the infection. Thanks to the skills and dedication of the critical care team Laura survived, but, this was the start of a new and life changing chapter of her life.
At 25 Laura was living a very full life, recently married, new home and employed as a graphic designer. In her spare time she enjoyed a number of hobbies including climbing and walking and also volunteered as a Cub Scout leader. Following a long time gaining accreditation Laura was due to be awarded the Duke of Edinburgh gold award and Queen's Scout award in the Spring.
Laura now faces the challenge of regaining her independence as she adjusts to the life changing injuries caused by sepsis. To date Laura has undergone several major surgeries. Her fingers have been shortened, her left leg amputated below the knee and her right leg has been reconstructed, its function is uncertain at this stage.
Laura's ambition is to regain her independence: to walk again, drive and return to work. In order to achieve this Laura will need a range of specialist equipment and adaptations to her home. Her needs will change as she progresses through a lengthy period of rehabilitation.
I am fundraising not only to support Laura's personal requirements, but also to provide some funding for those charitable organisations, nominated by Laura, that will be providing the specialist equipment and therapy that she, and others like her, require in order to regain independence.
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Sep 28, 2017
John, Helen and Seb xx
Sep 25, 2017
Well done Dave! A great thing to do for a good cause.
Sep 21, 2017
Well done all 3 of you!
Sep 21, 2017
Well done Dave
Sep 18, 2017
sorry for the delay
Joanne & Paul Jones
Sep 16, 2017
Best of luck Dave and the rest of the team. So brilliant of you to give your time and effort to help someone else who also gave her own time to others. Hopefully see you at the finish line xx
Sep 15, 2017
Good luck for a great cause - from The House Maker team x
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