Im going to be jumping out of a plane at 15000 ft which I’m terrified about , but its nothing compared with what Brookin has to go through everyday.
Brookin is 32 years old and was left paralysed from the chest down 2 years ago after he suddenly collapsed with a spinal cord injury following a road collision. He has been bed bound and in an immense amount of torturous pain and life threatening conditions since then .
Brookin would love to be able to walk again , but just to be able to sit up, pain free, in a wheelchair would be a massive improvement to his life and would enable him to have a better quality of life. Sometimes light sound and touch is too painful , and even having the windows open can be too painful with the air on his skin , it’s no way to live .
On top of his paralysis, he endures an excruciating amount of pain 24/7, which in his own words 'feels like his spinal cord is being ripped out', as well as Allodynia, Fibromyalgia, Peripheral Neuropathy, Central Nerve Damage, Autonomic Dysreflexia, Sepsis, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolisms (blood clots) in both lungs, DVTs in both legs, serious Urinary Infections, horrendous Wound Infections from bed sores... the list goes on. He was in hospital for over a year and has spent the majority of his time since then in hospital, with over 40 hospital admissions in the last 9 months. He cannot go on like this, mentally or physically. He is deteriorating and we urgently need to raise funds to fly him abroad for stem cell treatment, which is much needed to repair the myelin sheath and aid regrowth of nerves to his damaged spinal cord, along with rehabilitation and medical assistance.
Thank you for reading. Please help and sponsor me! And share share share, even if you can't sponsor. I appreciated your support.
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Please feel free to ask any questions and any fundraising suggestions are greatly accepted. Lots of love and best wishes to all of you xxx