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    Weʼve raised £4,287 to support online testimonial for vet footballer Richard ‘Dick’ Oxtoby to spend time at home since debilitating condition, ❤️ Jayne Tramontana

    Bolton
    Funded on Saturday, 24th August 2019

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    About Lewy’s Body Dementia

    On-line testimonial for the Richard ‘Dick’ Oxtoby Fundraising Club (ROFC)

    Monies raised will be added to family funds to support Richards needs at home ❤️

    Richard ‘Dick’ Oxtoby is a loving husband, dad and grandad. His passion throughout life has been football, actually any kind of sport! Playing at BWFC, Runcorn and Tranmere he went on as a semi-pro, amateur and coach. He retired from football in his 70’s after coaching around 500 children and adults in numerous teams, clocking up over 12000 voluntary hours supporting local football. The sad thing is football could be the cause of this terrible condition, as a defender he has headed way too many footballs! He was looking forward to a happy retirement in his new little bungalow with his wife of nearly 60 years. A few weeks after moving in he was struck down with the rapid acceleration of Lewy’s Body Dementia. He has gone from living an independent life to being in hospital and may never get the chance to live in his new home.

    We are aiming to raise funds to contribute towards some of the cost of essential care to support Richard to spend a little while at home, following the onset of a fast and furious debilitating condition. Our NHS and Local Authority Care do not fully fund what he needs, he is stuck somewhere in the middle! These are tough times even for those who have worked hard all their life. This is all about an ordinary person that deserves something extraordinary to happen ❤️

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    On the 19th March my lovely dad, Richard, was rushed into hospital. I thought that he had suffered a stroke. He could not stand up, he was slurring, slumped to one side and very very confused. As it turns out he had not had a stroke, he was suffering from a severe episode of Lewy’s Body Dementia. This cruel condition had accelerated super fast following a sepsis infection in December and we never saw it coming!

    Apparently it is quite common, a nasty kind of mash up of Parkinson’s and Dementia! So a double whammy for poor dad. One day walking in the park the next in hospital being told it is likely you can never go home! Even more cruel when you have moved into your new retirement bungalow just a few weeks before.

    So here is my plan ‘Rescue Richard’ as home is where the heart is and Richard’s heart is with mum in their little retirement bungalow! To have a little time at home dad needs night waking care and probably day care too. Out of reach for an every day family.

    Dad’s condition is heartbreaking. It can fluctuate from hour to hour, day to day. Sometimes he can walk sometimes he cannot, sometimes he can feed himself sometimes he cannot, sometimes he is lucid a lot of the time he is not. This devastating rapid deterioration in just 4 weeks. When Richard is lucid all he wants to do is come home. On his good days, in his good hours he is just so sad, scared and lonely.

    This condition could have been caused by dad heading footballs nearly all his life. He was a professional footballer as a young man, BWFC was how he found his way to Bolton, found his way to mum. He retired from coaching football in his early 70s. Football is his passion, in his blood, he was even football coaching the nurses last week!

    We can either be passive recipients and accept that when you are an ordinary family, when you get old and ill you don‘t have a choice. I just want dad to have a choice.

    It might be that dad is unable to be cared for at home, we need to move fast. If we cannot make this wish come true ROFC will be used to make dad’s life comfortable, try to get him home during the day, contribute to other care packages. I commit to manage ROFC with integrity and transparency. You lovely kind donors will be kept informed about how funds are spent. As a family we are hard working, self sufficient and it feels uncomfortable discussing this very private matter so publicly. I suppose when you have to fight you fight and my darling dad is worth the fight.

    Thank you for listening ❤️

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    • Jayne Tramontana22 days ago
      Jayne Tramontana

      Jayne Tramontana

      22 days ago

      Well dad has been home for 3 months now. Your generosity has made this happen. It has at times been really tough for mum and dad, for the family but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Dad is 80 in September, this is my new milestone to hit my target. So if you feel like a social media summer holiday share please do. We get some help from the care system, and of course from our amazing family, but it is still not enough. The system has a massive gap, just easier to put an old person into care! #notreadyyet! Thanks again ❤️⚽️🌈🦄😍

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    • Jayne Tramontana2 months ago
      Jayne Tramontana

      Jayne Tramontana

      2 months ago

      Another favourite bench! Had another lovely day ❤️

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    • Jayne Tramontana2 months ago
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      Jayne Tramontana

      2 months ago

      Richard has been home for 4 weeks on Wednesday. We have had many good days and some difficult ones when the condition hits him hard. He has mowed the lawn, played the keyboard, is loving Sky Sports and at last beeb able to sit on his favourite bench at the seaside. Thank you for helping to make this happen. ❤️

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    • Michael Wheeler

      Michael Wheeler

      Jun 13, 2019

      Hi Jayne, Sure your Dad is so happy to be home. This donation is on behalf of my Dad, Johnny Wheeler who played in the fifties for BWFC. Best Wishes Michael Wheeler

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 9, 2019

      Good luck.

      £20.00

    • Lindsay Boden

      Lindsay Boden

      Jun 8, 2019

      I hope you manage to get your dad home to spend precious quality time with him xxx

      £10.00

    • Alex Smith

      Alex Smith

      May 20, 2019

      Hi Jayne I played at the Wanderers at the same time as your Dad. When he is out of hospital, I will visit him. If you let Albert know, we can make arrangements.RegardsAlex

      £50.00

    • Georgina Heyworth

      Georgina Heyworth

      May 18, 2019

      XX

      £15.00

    • Max

      Max

      May 14, 2019

      Hi misses. It’s great what you’re doing for your pops! I hope the pennies come rolling in. Mx

      £30.00

    • Deb xxx

      Deb xxx

      May 3, 2019

      Sending you lots of love to get your dad home soon xxx

      £50.00

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    Jayne Tramontana

    Jayne Tramontana

    Bolton

    Just a determined daughter trying to find a way to bring her dad home with the specialist care that he needs for a little while. The fundraising target will be matched with family savings.

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