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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help the Burrows family support Sam's rehabilitation following his spinal surgery

Lowestoft, UK

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As many of you know 20 year old Sam went fishing with friends last weekend and had a terrible accident resulting in multiple internal injuries, a broken back and severed spinal cord. Sam nearly lost his life but was saved by the amazing paramedics and A&E staff at the N&N Hospital. The injury to his back is so severe that it has left Sam paralysed from the waist down and he has been told that he will probably never walk again.

Sam had to have an 11 hour long operation on Monday to pin his spine back in place at the N&N. He is recovering well from his op and will be moved to a specialist spinal unit in Sheffield this weekend to rehabilitate for several months. Sam will need further surgery in the future and has a long journey ahead of him.

I have set up this crowdfunding page with the full support of Sam's parents, Sharon & Dave, to help provide essential specialist equipment and home alterations to aid Sam with his rehabilitation. Any donations will be used solely to provide Sam with whatever he needs to help with his recovery and make his return home as quick and easy as possible.

Sharon, Dave & Kirsty have been truly overwhelmed with the offers of help and support, cards, gifts and messages from friends and family and would like to say a huge thank you to everybody for their well wishes.

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  • Melanie Meen1 month ago
    Melanie Meen

    Melanie Meen

    1 month ago

    Message from Sharon Burrows - On Saturday 22nd September we are having a welcome home and 21st birthday party for Sam at the Uplands Community Centre. There will be a disco, buffet and bar. We would like to let everyone know who has been kind enough to donate however big or small that you are all welcome to come. Please can you let me know if you are coming so I can work out buffet numbers :) Thank you

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  • Melanie Meen2 months ago
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    Melanie Meen

    2 months ago

    From Sharon Burrows Facebook post June 10th: At sheffield with my boy...outside sunning himself.🌞🌞 — feeling proud.

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  • Melanie Meen2 months ago
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    Melanie Meen

    2 months ago

    My boy has done me so proud he's got up in mornings and not moaned and groaned just getting on with it and still making us smile. Long journey ahead for him I have everything crossed for him and praying he walks again. I remember him as my little boy in my arms a mother's love is everything I feel every pain for him that's unconditional love. You go smash it my man as I know you can ❤❤❤❤❤❤and we will be with you every step of the way that I promise love you so so much...and I don't care who knows you are a mummys boy my world.👊💪👏🥉👊❤❤❤

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Page last updated on: 7/31/2018 8:45 AM



  • Anonymous


    Jul 31, 2018

    From us all at South Combe Waters we wish you all the best with your recovery. Never give up. Never stop.


  • Philip Whyte

    Philip Whyte

    Jul 17, 2018

    Good luck with everything!!


  • Simon Brown

    Simon Brown

    Jul 7, 2018


  • Andrew Osgood

    Andrew Osgood

    Jul 3, 2018

    I want to help out a fellow angler and Suffolk lad


  • Barbara Bull

    Barbara Bull

    Jul 3, 2018

    I heard about Sam's accident from a friend who's a neighbour of Sam's. My husband is an angler, his brothers and my son too. I had a stall at Hippersons Boatyard in Beccles over the Charter Weekend.


  • Julie Cornet

    Julie Cornet

    Jun 24, 2018

    This donation is from Julie Cornets partner who doesn’t know Sharon or her family but has been following Sams journey with me, he thinks Sam has done brilliantly and is coming on in leaps and bound ❤️


  • Paula Granger

    Paula Granger

    Jun 15, 2018

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Sam xx


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