Hi There ! Please text 'HAWK89 £1'
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Sunday 19th June 2011.
I swan dived off a harbor wall into 1 metre of un-knowingly shallow water. The impact shattered & Burst the 5th vertibrae in my neck. Facedown in the water within moments the shock to the nervous system put me into cardiac arrest ands i had choked and drowned.
A friends partner feeling something was wrong came to check i was ok, i wasn't. she alerted a team of divers who were close by who swiftly got my motionless body to the shore line.
With a cardiac output of 0 bpm , a miracle nurse on scene resuscitated me. by devine co-incidence the nurse and a medical team in the immediate area, kept me alive until an ambulance arrived. I went into cardiac arrest numerous times that morning. I owe so much to all who tended to me and the support they had.
Throughout the 5 week coma I was induced into, I fought through Pneumonia, and then caught MRSA in the tracheostomy hole in my throat. I relied on a ventilator to breath for most of this time
Because my brain was starved of oxygen I ended up with pretty extensive Hypoxic Brain Damage. When I woke I was completely paralysed. I could only see black & white and to communicate i could only blink & stick out my tongue.
I have developed Photosensative Epilepsy aswell from the incident.
In April 2012 - less than one year on. I was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
A few weeks after in May 2012 came the CHOMP. I had the tumourous testicle removed in an orchondectemy oporation.
Around 2000 men are Diagnosed with testicular cancer each year.
Between 35 - 65 people in every million suffer a spinal cord injury each year.
Now that I am making a good recovery and defying all expertsl foresight & prediction. I will start by raising money for the Macmillan Cancer Support and The Backup Trust.
Both are hard working and deserving charities who make the profound &priceless differences for You and Me. When Sh*t hits the fan and the Inevitable terror hits the place where you sleep,
The 27th July 2013 will be 2 years, to the day! That i awoke from a choma.
I had better get stuck in then