Weʼve raised £1,280 to help fund a prosthetic leg for my good friend Jan.
- Funded on Thursday, 27th September 2018
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In april 2017, my good friend Jan received an injury to his ankle and achilles heel in a work related incident. He attended the doctors and was, to put it short, fobbed off by numerous GP’s telling him that it would heal over time. Jan complained about the severe pain he was in numerous times, but was again told there was nothing wrong. Fast forward a year, and he was finally referred to a speciallist who had found that there was in fact something seriously wrong. Jan had got something called PVD (Peripheral Vascular Disease) which affects the blood flow around the body. Unfortunately, this finding was much too late. There was no option other than to amputate the leg. He is now recovering in hospital, but the pain doesn’t end there. The remainder of the leg has now become infected, so the likelyhood of further amputation has drastically increased. Understandably, this has lead to depression and anxiety. He had lost his job, his mobility and his independence.
I am now trying to raise funds to put towards a prosthetic leg for Jan, making his life that little more bearable. He used to work for me and what a worker he was! Got some great memories with this chap, so please donate any amount, no matter how little - it all helps!
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Jun 10, 2018
Hope you have all the support you need mate I'm sure you'll come through this stronger
Jun 9, 2018
Thinking of you Jan x
Jun 5, 2018
Stay strong Jan x
Jun 3, 2018
Jun 3, 2018
Keep smiling mate and stay strong
Jun 2, 2018
Lots of Loves Bebeh, I have no doubt with you shiney new leg and your independance back you'll be back on top form in time <3 xxx
Jun 1, 2018
Hi for my gorgeous Jan my nephew who I love 💖 so much and who always has a smile 😃 even on his bad days ! Love you Jan xxx
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