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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.

At this moment, we don’t know what the next step will hold for Gerard, and so we are planning to start fundraising to help assist with his future. 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 – which he intends to finish when the time is right.

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.

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
    Alex Jundi

    Alex Jundi

    2 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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  • Alex Jundi5 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    5 months ago

    We have organised a quiz night at our school, from which all the money raised will be going towards Gerard, on the 21st of April. Please see the advert attached and contact gregprowse@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

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  • Alex Jundi7 months ago
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    Alex Jundi

    7 months ago

    We would like to thank everyone who has donated so far, your support is truly touching. Gerard is working extremely hard on his rehabilitation, getting used to different wheelchairs, learning to write with a splint and impressing everyone with his amazing attitude and determination.

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Page last updated on: 7/19/2018 7:14 AM

Supporters

1288

  • Claire

    Claire

    Jul 19, 2018

    Good luck with your goals!

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 15, 2018

    Stay Strong, Stay Positive

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 14, 2018

    Have courage and keep going Gerard - determination will take you a long way. Good luck!

  • Sapna Ponja

    Sapna Ponja

    Jul 14, 2018

    £5.00

  • Lauren

    Lauren

    Jul 11, 2018

  • Sara Zäll

    Sara Zäll

    Jul 11, 2018

    Only for keeping me company when my flight was cancelled the other day.

    £100.00

  • James Mackenzie

    James Mackenzie

    Jul 9, 2018

    £20.00

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Alex Jundi

Alex Jundi

London, United Kingdom

I am Gerard's best friend.

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