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

London, United Kingdom

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In July 2017, 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.

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. He has worked extremely hard over the past year to be in the right condition to be able to complete his final year, and he is planning on returning to Exeter in September 2018, which we are all so proud of.

Over the coming months we will be planning numerous events to raise funds for Gerard – linking back to this page. We kindly ask for you to donate what you can, share this page, and participate where possible to help reach our goal together.

Over the past year, we have developed a clearer idea of what the money will go towards. This includes ongoing physio sessions, specialist physio equipment (e.g. a standing frame, FES bike), adaptations to Gerard's accommodation, wheelchairs, sports equipment (e.g. wheelchair rugby chair), adaptions to Gerard's wheelchair (e.g. e-motion wheels, lite drive), carer costs, etc.

As technology advances and new equipment becomes available, we want to ensure that Gerard is always in a position to purchase any equipment that would facilitate his independence.

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 day ago
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    Alex Jundi

    1 day ago

    Gerard's new standing frame helps maintain bone density, stretches his legs and maintains efficient blood circulation.

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  • Alex Jundi1 day ago
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    Gerard has been working extremely hard in his private physio sessions. Your donations have allowed him to take extended sessions several times a week, which are key to building strength and maintaining fitness!

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  • Alex Jundi3 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    3 months ago

    Gerard with Richard Markham, Headmaster of Hockerill Anglo-European College. We are so grateful to everyone who came to the quiz at Hockerill on the 21st of April. We were blown away by the generosity of everybody involved, from the students who helped run the bar to the refectory staff who donated their time for the event. Overall, the event raised just under £21,000.

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Page last updated on: 8/17/2018 11:40 AM

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1311

  • Steven Slot

    Steven Slot

    Aug 17, 2018

    Steven SlotFriend of Gen Hall

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2018

    Get well soon Gerard 🙏🏾

  • Emily G x

    Emily G x

    Aug 14, 2018

    All the best with your recovery, you’re doing so well!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2018

    Good Luck with your recovery

    £10.00

  • Nancy Brar

    Nancy Brar

    Aug 14, 2018

    I used to work with Gerard when he came to school for a semester in Waterloo, we miss and love you <3

    £30.00

  • Eduard Grund

    Eduard Grund

    Aug 12, 2018

    £5.00

  • Sophia Elliott

    Sophia Elliott

    Aug 12, 2018

    £10.00

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Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

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I am Gerard's best friend.

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