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Alex Jundi

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Weʼre raising £150,000 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.

Amazingly, after spending 1 year hospital working extremely hard to be in the right condition to be able to complete his final year, Gerard went back to Exeter University and graduated with First-Class Honours.

Gerard is now studying for a Master's at the University of Edinburgh, where he continues to overcome several of the challenges that come with living in a wheelchair.

Over the past years, 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 year ago
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    1 year ago

    On Thursday this week, Gerard appeared on the BBC's documentary "Being Frank: The Frank Gardner Story". He spoke bravely about some of the unseen struggles that come with living with a disability, and we are so proud of him. You can view an extract at this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08xl0wc You can also view the full documentary here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000p3p4

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  • Alex Jundi1 year ago
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    Alex Jundi

    1 year ago

    Gerard has been practicing his painting skills during the lockdown. Enjoy this video of him in action! Despite not being able to use his wrists or hands, he's a way better painter than I'll ever be! Thank you for all your support so far, all the donations mean so much to us. #WhyWeLoveGerard

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  • Alex Jundi3 years ago
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    3 years 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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Page last updated on: 4/12/2021 17.06

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1559

  • Sonja

    Sonja

    Apr 12, 2021

    You are an inspiration to us all Gerard :)

    £100.00

  • Z.E

    Z.E

    Dec 3, 2020

    <3

    £100.00

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    Dec 3, 2020

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  • Joe Halpin Vaughan

    Joe Halpin Vaughan

    Nov 22, 2020

    £20.00

  • Jo Birkett

    Jo Birkett

    Nov 15, 2020

    Saw Gerard on Frank Gardner's documentary, and so delighted to see him living his life. Hope this will help a little towards continuing that.

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 7, 2020

    Your positivity is incredible, a true inspiration!

    £30.00

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Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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