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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 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 Jundi14 days ago
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    Alex Jundi

    14 days 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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  • Alex Jundi3 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    3 months ago

    We are so proud that after A YEAR of hard work in physio sessions, Gerard has returned to university to complete the final year of his degree. He is such an inspiration to us all with how determined he is and how hard he works, all while having a smile on his face! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, Gerard keeps pushing himself every day to make the most of your donations. We are so proud of him and can't wait to see what he achieves this year! #WhyWeLoveGerard

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  • Alex Jundi4 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    4 months ago

    We were recently invited into the JustGiving offices for this interview about our fundraising.

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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 12/11/2018 11:33 AM

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1357

  • Somerville Family

    Somerville Family

    Dec 11, 2018

    Let’s get to the target by Xmas. Gerard you are an inspiration to us all. Hope you have an amazing Xmas.

    £500.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2018

    Go on my G

    £360.00

  • David Letten

    David Letten

    Dec 2, 2018

    Hope you make the target for Christmas and the new year brings the things you need.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 23, 2018

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 20, 2018

    All the best guys!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 19, 2018

    Very touched, a true role model! I hope you'll make progress as fast as possible!

    £10.00

  • Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson

    Nov 19, 2018

    £5.00

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Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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