£2,170raised of £22,000 target by 5 supporters

Weʼre raising £22,000 to help Layth with disability living adaptations, rehab therapies & access pioneering paraplegia treatments. £78,602 raised so far.

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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We are continuing to raise funds for our dear friend Layth and his family. Our target was £100,000 so far we have raised a phenomenal £78,602. Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to Layth and his family helping to raise these funds.

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. 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 enduring the long and painful process of rehabilitation. He is now at home and learning to manage his physical needs each day and adapt to life in a wheelchair. Layth has shown incredible resilience and determination in dealing with the devastating effects of his accident.

Some of the funds raised so far have enabled Layth to make adaptations to his home, access personal therapies and buy a Genny wheelchair. The Genny has had a huge impact, allowing Layth to get out of the house & move safely over paths and uneven terrain. Being able to hold his children's hands whilst out in the Genny is priceless.

Layth is accessing therapies to assist with pain management, muscle strengthening and flexibility, fundamental for his physical and mental health. He is actively researching ground breaking treatments for paraplegia in the hope he can access a suitable programme of treatment to improve his quality of life.

Layth has amazed his family and friends in the way he has faced this life changing event. He is remarkable and an inspiration to all of us. We are here to give Layth and his family ongoing support on this difficult and unpredictable road ahead by raising funds on this page. Any donation will be gratefully received.

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    • Hareth Al-Obaidi

      Hareth Al-Obaidi

      Jan 22, 2017

      We heard about your incredible story and wish you all the best.The fundraising efforts of your friends & family is very inspirational.Best wishesHareth & Samira Al-Obaidi (parents are family friends)


    • Anonymous


      Jan 20, 2017

      It was good to see you both last month and to see you so upbeat. You're an inspiration and we all love you! Sheila

    • hazel shepherd

      hazel shepherd

      Jan 18, 2017

      Such a sad story but very heartwarming that the Freestyle commununity has once again shown its caring and compassionate side, to give support when needed . Proud to be part of it. Good luck xx


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    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

    Friends of Layth who have all at some time in their lives received support and love from Layth and his family.

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