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£93,974raised of £100,000 target by 1453 supporters

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

London, United Kingdom
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*We are CURRENTLY aiming to raise enough money to get Gerard a £15,000 FES BIKE, which we will reach when we hit £100,000. Please help us by DONATING to the page. THANK YOU.*

Story:

In July 2017, Gerard had an accident that changed his life at just 21 years old. 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, incredibly, returned to Exeter in September 2018, just a year after his accident, 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 Jundi2 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    2 months ago

    It was an honour to be invited back to our school as guest speakers at the Easter Dinner. We spoke about the power of the friendship we made in school, and how we've continued to support each other since leaving 5 years ago. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, please do keep supporting our fundraising page. Ever the smallest donations make a big difference to us!

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  • Alex Jundi5 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    5 months ago

    Check out our latest video to get an update on how the donations have helped Gerard over the last 18 months. We are so grateful for all the support the campaign gets. Please keep donating, as we're currently aiming to buy an FES bike. This equipment is expensive (upwards of £15,000), but is crucial to maintaining muscle mass and blood circulation in the legs. Thank you! #WhyWeLoveGerard

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  • Alex Jundi7 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    7 months ago

    We recently attended the JustGiving Awards with Gerard, after being nominated in the final 3 for the "Crowdfunder of the Year" category. It was amazing to share how much progress Gerard has made in the year since his injury, and to meet so many other inspiring people. Thank you for your continued support of our campaign! #WhyWeLoveGerard

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Page last updated on: 6/18/2019 07.26

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 18, 2019

    Best of wishes! I took ill at 21 and sometimes it feels like life has passed you by, while for everyone else your age it has kept moving. So brave Gerald! Keep going even on the tougher days!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 14, 2019

    I hope you get the care you need, get well soon!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 10, 2019

    Wishing you all the best.

  • Jasmina

    Jasmina

    Jun 9, 2019

    all the best Gerard, inspiring attitude!

    £10.00

  • Matt Roberts

    Matt Roberts

    Jun 7, 2019

    Gerard was in the bed next to my friend during his time at Stoke Mandeville. Gerard's enthusiasm was a great help to Ed to keep his spirits up. Congrats to Gerard on the Champions League win, too!

    £20.00

  • Adam stimpson

    Adam stimpson

    Jun 5, 2019

    Donation from footy day organised by Joe.

    £50.00

  • Erika Vegh

    Erika Vegh

    Jun 5, 2019

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Alex Jundi

London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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