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£3,860raised of £10,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,860 to For equipment for the Neuro ward and the eye hospital at Hull Royal Infirmary

    Hull, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 24th October 2018

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    Story

    Steve was almost catastrophically affected by a subarachnoid haemorrhage in January 2015. Statistically people are unlikely to escape from this brain injury unscathed. It is a random event that can strike at any age and can be a time bomb waiting to go off from birth; Steve's struck when he was 58. he was a fit non-smoker who drank moderately. There were very few signs of what was happening internally. It was only the vomiting, the excruciating headache and Steve's instincts that made us call the ambulance.

    The Neuro Team at Hull Royal Infirmary saved his life. He was in ICU for a week in a coma. He was then taken to High Dependency and then moved to Castle Hill for some rehab. He then had to return to HRI as he wasn’t progressing and a shunt was fitted into his brain to drain fluids.

    Progress was slow and steady for several months but then the shunt developed a fault. After a number of stays in HRI Mr Bahl identified where the problem was and operated again to fix the shunt.

    As part of the initial bleed, the nerves that are used to control the eye muscles were badly damaged resulting in Steve having severe squints in his eyes. Apparently it’s unusual to have this problem in both. So Mr Innes who works in the Eye Hospital took up the challenge to rectify them. Currently it’s difficult to tell how many operations and how much work has gone into straightening Steve’s eyes. My guess is he’s had seven operations in the three years.

    The cost to the NHS in terms of treatment in so many forms, for example, the surgical treatment, the visits from the Stroke Team, the physiotherapists, the provision of a wheelchair, the counselling and medication must run into a six figure sum at least but the benefits to Steve are immeasurable. He’s been given the chance to take his life forward and now the time to try to repay the debt in some small way.

    By doing the sponsored walk Steve has a purpose once again; to get fit and raise much needed funds for the NHS. Although the debt can never be repaid, he can put something back for other people that will need the skills of this amazing institution.

    On the 16th of September this year we will be doing a sponsored walk in order to generate funds, if you would like to join us please contact Gill Foster for details - yewlodge@gmail.com

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    • Stephen Foster1 month ago
      Stephen Foster

      Stephen Foster

      1 month ago

      Just wanted to thank all the people that supported us to raise money for the Neuro Ward and the Eye Hospital. Not only did we reach our £10000 target but we smashed it. We raised £25000 which Steve will be presenting to the Consultants this week. You made this possible. Thank you

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    • Stephen Foster3 months ago
      Stephen Foster

      Stephen Foster

      3 months ago

      You guys are amazing we are blown away by the generosity. We are excited for the event coming up. If you want to come and join in our walk message gillie and she’ll give you all the info. Thankyou all so x

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    Supporters

    58

    • llynn graham

      llynn graham

      Sep 18, 2018

      Well done to all what a splendid it was cherry, Linda and Neil

      £40.00

    • Katherine Archer

      Katherine Archer

      Sep 17, 2018

      Towards the team that helped our friends keep their dad 💙 x

      £20.00

    • Sarah Moorhead

      Sarah Moorhead

      Sep 16, 2018

      £10.00

    • Tom Blay

      Tom Blay

      Sep 16, 2018

      £20.00

    • Olwen Prince

      Olwen Prince

      Sep 16, 2018

      Amazing fundraising cause Steve...we wish you a fabulous day, and hope it brings you all you want to achieve 😊 Love Olwen and Mandy xx

      £30.00

    • Debbie Davies

      Debbie Davies

      Sep 16, 2018

      What an inspiration and an amazing, courageous feat for such a deserving cause.

      £30.00

    • Lynn Graham

      Lynn Graham

      Sep 15, 2018

      Good Luck I’ll be there to see you finish

      £50.00

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