Story

As lots of you already know, my girlfriend Lizzie suffered a stroke in February. She is currently recovering in Canterbury hospital and has been there for the past few months. The first time I went to visit Lizzie on the day it happened, she was completely paralyzed on her left side, her face was droopy and she could barely string a sentence together. She was completely dependent on the nurses to complete the simplest tasks like showering and getting to the toilet. It was such a shocking and upsetting time for everyone, especially those that are close to her. I hate to say it, but it was like looking at a different person and none of us knew if the old Lizzie would come back.

As the slow and draining weeks went by, we saw improvements in Lizzie's condition. With physiotherapy and occupational therapy for an hour every weekday she re-developed lots of the skills she could do before the stroke. I've seen her walk with a stick, walk up stairs, make cups of tea and complete memory tests that seemed like impossible tasks on day one. Without the facilities the hospital provides, Lizzie may not have become as independent as she has done over the past few months. But thankfully, because of her progress she is currently looking forward to coming home in the next few weeks! 

Stroke Association is a charity that uses research to save lives, prevent stroke and ensure people make the best recovery they can. Research funded by the Stroke Association has the ultimate aim of making a stroke a preventable and treatable disease, and improving the quality of life for people affected by stroke. They also provide an internet and phone service for people like me who have found the situation difficult and they are on hand to give information and advice to people that have been directly effected by stroke.

My good friend Alex has kindly agreed to run along side me (most probably in front of me) on this 30k half marathon which we are currently training for. We want to make some money for this amazing charity that have helped me through this tough time and more importantly, brought my girlfriend back! Without their research, the hospital wouldn't have such a facilitating stroke and neurorehabilitation unit, and Lizzie may not have recovered as well as she has done. So please do your bit and donate to make all this painful training worth it. 

Any donation will be much appreciated, 

Cheers! 


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A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored us so far, thanks to you generous lot we have exceeded the original target so now we are going to push for £500! Spread the word!

07/05/14 10:36

Raising money for

Stroke Association

Stroke Association

Charity Registration No. 211015

We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best possible recovery. It’s why we fund research into new treatments and ways to prevent stroke. We are a charity, and rely on your support to change lives and prevent stroke. Thank you.

Donations 42

I'm so proud of you good luck love you mum xxx

Donation by Mum on 21/06/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Smash itttt

Donation by Jamie Keeler on 21/06/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by tracey scott on 20/06/14

£20.00

Donation by Don & Lynn (Elizabeth's neighbours) on 18/06/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck luke, Lizzie is a very lucky girl having a boyfriend like you that cares so much about her and helping others xx

Donation by Louise Lee on 20/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

❤️

Donation by Georgie morris on 19/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Luke fantastic cause! So inspiring you two.

Donation by Donna B on 19/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Well done Lizzie and keep going, all the best Lukey boy we're proud of you!! xx

Donation by Your boys at C4 4th team!! on 19/05/14

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Good Luck :-)

Donation by Aunt Jen & Uncle Den on 15/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Dolores Assan All Saints School on 15/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Donation by Anonymous on 10/05/14

£5.00

Good luck guys ... x x

Donation by Anonymous on 08/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

<3

Donation by Georgia Smith on 07/05/14

£5.00

Good Luck!!

Donation by Hannah Lyons on 07/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good Luck!

Donation by Jenna on 07/05/14

£5.00

Good luck Luke, we'll be thinking of you! Wonderful work for a wonderful cause.

Donation by Lizzie's Dad and step mum on 05/05/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Best wishes

Donation by Adrian on 04/05/14

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

< 3

Donation by Ellie & Dan on 03/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Chris axford on 03/05/14

£10.00

:) <3

Donation by Sophie Bryant on 03/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck!!! x

Donation by Rebecca, Ben and Isaac on 03/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Kate Hazel Garner on 03/05/14

£10.00

Good luck- great cause

Donation by Laura on 03/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Well done man, good stuff!

Donation by Lauzon on 03/05/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Patrick Collins on 03/05/14

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£665.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£5.00
  • Total raised£670.00
  • Gift Aid£139.50

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