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£235raised of £500 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £235 to Give Sam a holiday with support

    Nottingham, UK
    Funded on Friday, 21st September 2018

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    My husband Sam was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. In May2015 he had a blocked VP shunt.Following surgery to replace the shunt, Sam suffered a massive bleed on his brain resulting in emergency surgery. Sam spent the next 3 months in intensive care and high dependency, needing five more operations two of which were shunt replacements which didn't work. He had numerous infections, drains in his head and I was told to prepare for the worst four times. Sam spent a further 3 months on a neuro ward as he was medically unfit to move.Then he transferred to a Neuro disability centre where he didn't communicate or move and expectation was low state awareness at best.. Whilst there he had numerous infections and hospital admissions with sepsis. In Feb 2017 the shunt blocked again. Following this operation Sam began to talk, the feeding tube was removed and he began eating and he came home in Sept 2017.
    A year on, life isn't easy. Sam lost his sight due to the bleed and his memory is VERY VERY poor, he literally can't recall anything twenty seconds or so after he's discussed it or done something. This is frustrating for him and me and puts a strain on us both.
    He has to have 24hour care, 7 days a week. He relies on me totally for personal care. He needs assistance to get up/sit down using equipment and uses a wheelchair for transportation. He has very limited walking ability using a frame in the house and needs supervision constantly as he tries to stand up, forgetting he can't walk.
    He suffers from anxiety and needs a lot of reassurance which places a lot of stress on both of us. We have sought advice from Headway and Notts mental health team but we have to take each day as it comes, there is no solution to how to overcome his problems as one compounds another.. A break would give him new stimulation however it needs to be somewhere adapted for his needs.and not too far away due to his anxieties on journeys.Thanks for reading.



    • Tracey Hawkins3 months ago
      Tracey Hawkins

      Tracey Hawkins

      3 months ago

      Just a quick update to say we have the opportunity of a static van in 2 weeks time fully adapted to disabled friendly. So hopefully we can raise just a bit more to help with costs and transport. To quote a well known shop..... Every little helps. Thankyou so much if you can help us.

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    • Tracey Hawkins4 months ago
      Tracey Hawkins

      Tracey Hawkins

      4 months ago

      Update from the Page owner

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    Page last updated on: 9/10/2018 7:57 PM



    • Julie Englush

      Julie Englush

      Sep 10, 2018

      Have the best time 😘


    • Gareth Fowler

      Gareth Fowler

      Sep 5, 2018

      Best of luck


    • Mike & Mum

      Mike & Mum

      Sep 5, 2018

      A little more to swell the coffers


    • Matt & Nieneke

      Matt & Nieneke

      Sep 5, 2018

      We hope this helps to make your hopes come true, best wishes the Tyreman Family


    • tracy kaye

      tracy kaye

      Aug 27, 2018

      Sending love from team Kaye

    • Aline Durkin

      Aline Durkin

      Aug 13, 2018

      Hi Tracey long time no see. Keep your chin up hope you have a good holiday with your husband.xx


    • Jeannette


      Aug 6, 2018

      Hope you manage to get your total & more Tracey. You deserve itJeannette(your mums nail technician)


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    Tracey Hawkins

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