Weʼre raising £500 to Liam Critchett's next step, to Fund Specialist Spinal Neurological Physiotherapy by rowing a marathon !
- Scarborough, UK
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On the 25th of August 2018 I will be rowing a marathon on an indoor rowing machine. I have rowed since the age of 11 but never have I done something as challenging as this.
This event will be held at the Scarborough Amateur Rowing Club on Foreshaw Road, Scarborough. This will be inside or outside depending on the whether. There will also other small fundraisers going on alongside this event on the day, such as a bake sale etc. Donations will be welcome from all people, both on this justgiving page or on the day at the event.
This is to raise funds towards Liam Critchett's Next Step. As a friend and colleague of Liam's I know personally what a well deserving cause this.
Read Liam's story below:
After a year of looking to find the right place for my needs, on the 12th of February 2018 I will be starting an extremely intensive physiotherapy regime, mainly based at Flex Health Hull. With the support of my work, they have reduced my hours to enable me to have 3 afternoon sessions totaling 5.5 hours per week with Flex Health and 2 hours a week with a personal trainer who will work closely with the neurological experts in Hull. All these sessions are on a one to one basis and are carried out by specially trained spinal and neurological physiotherapists. This will enable me to push my body to the maximum and see how far i can progress with walking. My health at the moment is the best it has been for a long time and I'm ready to give this opportunity my all and have put at least a year aside for this. Unfortunately due to me having a full time job and the strain on the specialist physiotherapists on the NHS, with the number of patients they have to attend to, the help i require will not be available to me on the NHS. For a years worth of physio and personal training at the current hours recommended the price comes to around £13500 for the year. To help with the cost of this throughout the year, I will be doing various fundraising events etc.
In 2006, a week after my 11th birthday I was diagnosed with an extensive spinal cord tumor. This was a huge shock for all my family and me. 7 weeks into chemo I became a full time wheelchair user. Prior to this I was a very active, sport person, playing football, cricket, squash, tennis etc. The next 10 years was written off for me,, appointments, treatment, travelling, numerous unwanted lengthy stays in hospital. After 14 months of chemo due to complications it had to be stopped. A month later I had to undergo 2 lengthy 13 hour surgeries within 2 weeks of eachother to de-bulk the tumor after it had hemorrhaged. This was extremely high risk and left me with a lot of nerve damage from the hips down. Because of this then came the numerous orthopedic procedures to correct my hips, hamstrings and feet. I also had spinal rods inserted age 13 due to my spine curving. Due to me still growing, these had to be surgically extended every 6 months for 3 years until permanent ones could be inserted. These then had to be removed 2 years later due to a huge spinal infection which occurred twice, caused by the rods. I have since had to have my spine fused due to the rods being removed. During all this I had always had physiotherapy whether I wanted it or not or felt well enough. It was always tough but I put myself through it.
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Will Anderson20 days ago
This event will now be on the 26th guys. That's bank holiday Sunday!!
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Jul 25, 2018
Hope it goes well Will.
Jul 25, 2018
I know you'll smash it Will. Good luck on the day x
Jul 25, 2018
smash it big man!
Jul 25, 2018
Good luck big man. Smash it!
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Jun 17, 2018
Good luck Will, from Mel and Ben
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