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

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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. On December 17, Gerard's brother Matt and some of his friends will be running a half marathon to raise money for Gerard.

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

    We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far, your support is truly touching. Gerard is working extremely hard on his rehabilitation, getting used to different wheelchairs, learning to write with a splint and impressing everyone with his amazing attitude and determination.

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  • Alex Jundi3 months ago
    Alex Jundi

    Alex Jundi

    3 months 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 Jundi3 months ago
    Alex Jundi

    Alex Jundi

    3 months 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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1123

  • Miles Elwell

    Miles Elwell

    Jan 16, 2018

    Good luck!

    £30.00

  • Bradley Skillicorn

    Bradley Skillicorn

    Jan 15, 2018

    £10.00

  • Ariana

    Ariana

    Jan 14, 2018

    £10.00

  • louise hilton

    louise hilton

    Jan 13, 2018

    Hi Alex, keep positive, this is life changing but you are still in control. I have a friend who had a life changing stroke and this has opened us all up to a world of support, friendship and happiness

    £10.00

  • Matt Tomlinson

    Matt Tomlinson

    Jan 13, 2018

    Our thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family from the Ultimate Frisbee community in Scotland.

    £100.00

  • Tracy Cotterell

    Tracy Cotterell

    Jan 13, 2018

    We're inspired by your determination and courage as are so many others. Trust all your hard work will enable you to realise your goals for the next year. Sending you all good wishes. Tracy & John

  • Ryan Halabi

    Ryan Halabi

    Jan 12, 2018

    Stay strong bro.

    £10.00

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Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

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London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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