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Weʼre raising £6,000 to support online testimonial for vet footballer Richard ‘Dick’ Oxtoby to spend time at home since debilitating condition, ❤️ Jayne Tramontana

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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 ❤️

Individual emails to ROFC1939@yahoo.com

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 Tramontana20 days ago
    Jayne Tramontana

    Jayne Tramontana

    20 days ago

    After 14 weeks in hospital dad came home today. I don’t think he can quite believe it. He is overwhelmed, so happy, mum is too. I also received news today that the PFA will provide a grant so nearly hit the target! Thank you again for your kind words and generosity.y It really does mean so much and has given us the courage to keep on going and make this happen. He has watched a bit of golf, had a cup of tea and is now having a well deserved snooze! ❤️

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  • Jayne Tramontana1 month ago
    Jayne Tramontana

    Jayne Tramontana

    1 month ago

    Hello lovely supporters. Planning to get Richard home by next Wednesday, if all goes to plan. He says he just wants to sit in his own arm chair and watch a bit of sport. Hoping to hold a football fundraising event that he can attend, will keep you posted 🙏🏻❤️🤞

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  • Jayne Tramontana1 month ago
    Jayne Tramontana

    Jayne Tramontana

    1 month ago

    Good news after 3 distressing months in hospital Richard has been told he can go home, with a care plan. Richard’s needs aren’t straightforward, of course dad doesn’t conform when did he do has he was told!! His needs don’t seem to meet a category that exists but are complex and very evident. Sigh, need to battle on, get him home whilst he is much improved. Epic to see mum and dad have restored hope. Heartfelt thanks for your support. If you are a sharer, sharing this page would be amazing and much appreciated. Big love to all ❤️🌟🙏🏻⚽️🤞

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Page last updated on: 6/13/2019 16.40

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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

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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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