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£76,775raised of £100,000 target by 1223 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help Layth with disability living adaptations, a technical wheelchair, rehab therapies & pioneering treatments for paraplegia.

Location
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Time left
26 days to go

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Maybe you all have a friend like Layth, someone who will "show up" for you, with an ability to make you feel loved, understood and cherished even in your darkest moments. On 5th August 2016 tragedy hit our beautiful friend Layth. He had a serious accident whilst out on a cycling trip to celebrate his 40th birthday. The consequences were devastating. He was tragically and cruelly left paralysed from the waist down and has been told he will never walk again. And yet, whilst lying in a hospital bed coming to terms with the magnitude of these life changing events, Layth's concern has been for the wellbeing of his wife, their three children and the reality of their future with no insurance to cover the costs of what's needed to manage their new life.

Layth is now enduring the long and painful process of rehabilitation in James Cook Hospital to learn and relearn life skills aiming to live a fully independent life in a wheelchair. Many physical changes are needed at Layth's home to enable him and his family find a new 'normal' life together.

Layth and his wife, Kerry, are determined to ensure their future remains bright, with a house full of love and a life full of adventure. His children want their daddy to have an 'all terrain' wheelchair so he can still be part of the things they loved, den building, forest walks and family trips to the beach.

In addition, Layth has been introduced to a fellow paraplegic who has recently undergone ground breaking epidural stimulation and stem cell therapy abroad with promising results. Layth is hoping to undergo the same treatment as soon as possible. It's important to receive the treatment while muscle memory and tone remains. The treatment costs in the region of £50,000.

Layth's warmth and concern for others is woven into the very fabric of his being. He has always been there for us, now it's our turn to be there for him. Please help us support Layth and his family. Any donation will be gratefully received.

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    • Vince Patterson

      Vince Patterson

      Dec 3, 2016

      A tremendous effort so far by so many people and glad to be able to support. Best Wishes from Vince and Kath

      £500.00

    • gary hawes

      gary hawes

      Dec 2, 2016

      #TEAM SCUD MISSILES hope you reach the target soon ...

      £10.00

    • Carl Stick

      Carl Stick

      Nov 28, 2016

      Wishing you all the very best as you embark on recovery. I know the two Jimmys who did the New York marathon to raise funds. You and your family are in my thoughts. Carl Stick

      £50.00

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    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Layth is a loved friend, husband and dad of 3 children. He's a blessing to all those around him. Friends have set up this page to raise financial support to help Layth and his family and let them know they are not alone on this difficult journey.

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