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Gemma Lysycia

Gemma Lysycia is crowdfunding

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£5,520
raised of £500 target by 252 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to donate to Wythenshawe Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Manchester, UK

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My dad suffered an unexpected, severe heart attack on 1st April leading to a cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated and transferred to Wythenshawe Hospital Intensive Care Unit for ongoing management. He remained in a coma for 2 weeks. Tragically he had sustained irreversible brain injury from the period of no oxygen and we withdrew life support on 15th April. Dad then continued to be a hero and donated his organs.

He was aged 60, fighting fit with no medical history. He didn't take any regular medications and never smoked etc. He was an avid member of a local running group and enjoyed daily HIIT sessions . He could even plank for 12 minutes :)

The medical and nursing care my dad received during his 15 day stay in the Intensive Care Unit was absolutely fabulous. The staff treated my dad with compassion, kindness and dignity. They went above and beyond in every way. They communicated with us clearly and we were provided with constant updates. They cared for my dad as though he was a member of their family.

COVID has added immeasurable pressure to an already understaffed and underfunded NHS, yet despite this, his care never suffered.

The Lysycia family can't thank the ICU staff enough and we would like to raise money for this incredible unit, in the hope they can continue to make a huge impact on other families' lives.

Lesley, Gemma, Sophie Lysycia and family xxxx

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  • Gemma Lysycia1 month ago
    Gemma Lysycia

    Gemma Lysycia

    1 month ago

    Thanks for the tremendous support. Currently in consult with the matron in ICU to talk about how they want to use the donation :) x

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  • Gemma Lysycia1 month ago
    Gemma Lysycia

    Gemma Lysycia

    1 month ago

    thanks for the tremendous effort so happy and proud! x

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  • Gemma Lysycia2 months ago
    Gemma Lysycia

    Gemma Lysycia

    2 months ago

    Completely overwhelmed by this huge response. THANK YOU! Funeral is this Friday 30th May x

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2 months ago

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Page last updated on: 5/18/2021 13.27

Supporters

252

  • Alex

    Alex

    May 11, 2021

    My thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family. Mark’s face smiling behind the camera encouraging you on the runs will always remain with me. A wonderful man RIP

    £20.00

  • Mary from church

    Mary from church

    May 7, 2021

    £20.00

  • Gordon from church

    Gordon from church

    May 7, 2021

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 7, 2021

    £20.00

  • Emma Rook

    Emma Rook

    May 6, 2021

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Lots of love and wishes to Lesley and the family at this toughest of times. I remember what a lovely man he was and what a fantastic couple Mark and Lesley are x

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 6, 2021

    £15.00

  • Sue Jones

    Sue Jones

    May 5, 2021

    £20.00

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