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Weʼre raising £15,000 to Help Andy become as independent as possible

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At the end of March this year Andy was involved in a head on motorbike accident that nearly cost him his life. He suffered 2 cardiac arrests, a level 3 coma and his lungs collapsed. Unfortunately Andy was left with spinal cord injuries levels C5-C7 meaning he is now paralysed from the top of his chest down with very little use of his hands.

Since the accident Andy has spent the last 9 months in 4 different hospitals including Sheffield Princess Royal spinal unit, where he had many hours of physio and occupational therapy sessions to teach him how to live independently as much as he can. He is still in Grantham hospital waiting for a care plan to be set up so he can come home with full time carers.

This has been so hard on Andy from being so independent and active to relying on others to do everything for him. He is the strongest person I know and still manages to be the cheeky, positive, determined, bad influence he always has been! ;)

As his partner the day of his accident is a memory that unfortunately is etched into my brain as I thought I may lose him. I’ve really struggled with our world being completely turned upside down and becoming his full time carer as well as his partner and also working full time. People ask how I’m managing, truth is, after nearly losing someone you love you’d do anything to keep them safe and happy.

Among other things we’re having to completely re-design our home (we bought our 1st house together 3 months prior). We’ve also found a stand-up wheelchair which would greatly help Andy both physically and mentally, going from towering over people at 6’3” to being under 5’ has greatly affected his confidence.

Over the coming months I’m going to be taking part in as many events as I can to raise money to help Andy, starting with the Lincoln Santa run. If anyone could kindly help by donating anything they can it would be greatly appreciated or even just sharing this page!

Thank you!
Sam x

#comeonAndy

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  • Samantha Duffy5 months ago
    Samantha Duffy

    Samantha Duffy

    5 months ago

    It was 1 year after the accident yesterday so I put together a summary of what we've been through from my perspective. Feel free to read it if you didn't see it on Facebook. It's been a difficult year and yesterday wasn't easy but Andy is so strong and is doing amazingly. https://samduffy2002.wixsite.com/website

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  • Samantha Duffy9 months ago
    Samantha Duffy

    Samantha Duffy

    9 months ago

    When setting this page up I thought we would struggle to get anywhere near the target, £8k was what I was quoted as a base price for a standing wheelchair. The generosity of everyone has meant the target was smashed within a few days which has completely blown us away and means we could potentially buy the wheelchair outright! I'm still going to be doing as much fundraising as possible over the coming months to continue to help Andy with his independence. This page has already given him such a confidence boost which has been moving to see.

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Page last updated on: 7/24/2018 7:16 PM

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156

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 24, 2018

    Well done Laura and Alan

    £10.00

  • Sheila Mountain

    Sheila Mountain

    Jul 21, 2018

    Donating for Laura and Alan, well done both of you xx

    £20.00

  • Hannah Hardcastle

    Hannah Hardcastle

    Jul 21, 2018

    Good Luck today Alan and Laura, love Sam, Han and Harry x

    £10.00

  • Helen Pratt

    Helen Pratt

    Jul 21, 2018

    What an incredible journey you are both so brave!I’m Laura’s sister so this was because of her and Alan’s walk.Sorry it’s not a lot but guess every little helps xx

    £10.00

  • Angela Manning

    Angela Manning

    Jul 20, 2018

    Alan and Laura, good luck for the walk x

    £50.00

  • Rachel Manning

    Rachel Manning

    Jul 16, 2018

    For Alan and Lauras walk!

    £10.00

  • Linda George

    Linda George

    Jul 15, 2018

    In support of Laura and Alan’s Jurassic walk on behalf of Andy. Good luck. Mum and Dad

    £50.00

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