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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund a prosthetic leg for my good friend Jan.

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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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    • Tom Ochalek

      Tom Ochalek

      Jun 10, 2018

      Hope you have all the support you need mate I'm sure you'll come through this stronger


    • Julia Chiavetta

      Julia Chiavetta

      Jun 9, 2018

      Thinking of you Jan x

    • Gemma White

      Gemma White

      Jun 5, 2018

      Stay strong Jan x


    • Richard Twist

      Richard Twist

      Jun 3, 2018



    • Tim Hughes

      Tim Hughes

      Jun 3, 2018

      Keep smiling mate and stay strong


    • Sarah Brown

      Sarah Brown

      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


    • Rita Monk

      Rita Monk

      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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