Kristian Speake

Neurological Fundraising for Cardiff & Vale Neuro Wards

Fundraising for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity
raised of £200 target
by 122 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2018, on 7 October 2018
We fundraise for Cardiff and Vale hospitals to enhance the care provided by the NHS


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In February 2018 i suffered from a Traumatic Brain Injury.

For 24 days I was in a coma on the Intensive Care Unit at the Heath Hospital, and for a further 4/5 weeks I was placed on their neurological ward. From there, I was then transferred to a specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Unit in Neath, Port Talbot where i spent a further 5/6 weeks undergoing extensive physical and cognitive therapy. Over the duration of three months with the help and continuous support from staff; I learnt how to walk again, I learnt how to undertake simple daily self-care tasks, I began to regain my sight and slowly began to restore some of my confidence. If it wasn't for the staff at the Heath and Neath, Port Talbot Hospital, and their continuous care, dedication and time I would not be here today and for that they will always hold a place in my heart.

Since waking up from the coma I have gone from strength to strength, both physically and mentally. Although there have been difficult times I appreciate how fortunate I have been on this "miracle" road to recovery. Following a meeting with my neuro-consultant I have recently received the go ahead to partake in the Cardiff Half Marathon. Despite knowing that running this distance will be a challenge I am determined to train and complete the half marathon. I would love to take this opportunity to help raise money for the wards and departments who have dedicated their time and care whilst helping me on this journey. I relish this moment in the hope that I can help ensure that these amazing services are available, and can therefore continue to help others who go through similar ordeals.

About the charity

Cardiff & Vale Health Charity is the official Charity supporting all the wards and departments of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CAV UHB). With 9 hospitals, 17 health centres and 300+ separate funds, every penny you donate is spent by senior doctors and nurses to benefit our patients.

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+ £455.50 Gift Aid
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