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£92,431raised of £100,000 target by 1419 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 Jundi3 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    3 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 Jundi5 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    5 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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  • Alex Jundi7 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    7 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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2 years ago

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Page last updated on: 4/20/2019 02.15

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1419

  • Aydogan Osman

    Aydogan Osman

    Apr 20, 2019

    £2.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 17, 2019

    You are an inspirational family. Just a little but I was moved by your story a d determination.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 17, 2019

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    b b

    Apr 16, 2019

    God bless you and your friends, Alex

    £10.00

  • Sabah Hussain

    Sabah Hussain

    Apr 14, 2019

  • Shweta Saxena

    Shweta Saxena

    Apr 13, 2019

  • Adam Nagle

    Adam Nagle

    Apr 13, 2019

    £20.00

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Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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