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£55,717raised of £100,000 target by 974 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help Gerard get the care and equipment he needs

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London, United Kingdom

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In July this year, Gerard had an accident that changed his life. After diving into a shallow lake in Sweden and hitting his head, he fractured his spine. Following emergency surgery, Gerard was flown back to the UK and is currently undergoing rehabilitation for his C5 tetraplegia (paralysis of the legs, wrists and hands).

Such an event has naturally had a seismic effect on Gerard's life, as well as the lives of his friends and family. Despite this, he remains his positive, upbeat self, and is determined to make as much progress as possible. He really is both our hero, and our inspiration.

At this moment, we don’t know what the next step will hold for Gerard, and so we are planning to start fundraising to help assist with his future. If you know Gerard, you will understand how tenaciously independent he is, and so to live anything close to an independent life, he will need regular care and specially adapted equipment. He is a student at Exeter University – and still has one year remaining of his degree – which he intends to finish when the time is right.

Over the coming months we will be planning numerous events to raise funds for Gerard – linking back to this page. To get us started we kindly ask for you to donate what you can, share this page, and participate where possible to help reach our goal together. Every donation is appreciated, and will go directly towards helping him recover and live a fulfilling life.

Thank you in anticipation,

Gerard's friends and family

#WhyWeLoveGerard

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  • Alex Jundi1 month ago
    Alex Jundi

    Alex Jundi

    1 month ago

    A quick update on our progress: We have managed to get some coverage in the press, which is absolutely fantastic for us. So far we have had articles published in DevonLive, and the Exeter Tab. We are incredibly grateful for all the help and support we have received so far.

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  • Alex Jundi1 month ago
    Alex Jundi

    Alex Jundi

    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated already, we are extremely humbled and grateful for the support. Gerard deserves it all, and is so thankful for all of your donations and support.

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974

  • Amber Bhusate

    Amber Bhusate

    Nov 18, 2017

    It's been amazing following your journey and hearing stories through Alex, your spirit and positivity is inspiring! I wish you all the best x

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 18, 2017

    Keep smiling, Gerard, you are inspirational.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 18, 2017

    I am a student at BISJ. I never knew you, but my friends tell me that you were always laughing and seemed like a really nice guy. From my family to yours, we send you our support and best wishes!

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 17, 2017

    £20.00

  • Ric Siu

    Ric Siu

    Nov 16, 2017

    £80.00

  • The  Sofocloeus Family

    The Sofocloeus Family

    Nov 16, 2017

    Sending our love and best wishes

    £100.00

  • Nick Johns

    Nick Johns

    Nov 16, 2017

    Good job, Hollie. You can win this. x

    £20.00

About the fundraiser
Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

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London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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