I have decided to jump out of a plane at 15,000ft on Sunday 2nd September. (I wasn't even drunk when I made this decision!), in the hope that lots of you lovely people will sponsor me in order to raise treatment funds for my friend Brookin who is very sick. Scary challenge for me, but not really much of a challenge compared to the challenges Brookin faces every minute, every day. He desperately wants to be able to do this and jump with us, so I will just have to imagine myself in his position and not having the ability to. Make the most of what you've got and don't take it for granted! He seriously envies anyone with the capability of taking part.
Brookin 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 with various debilitating, life threatening conditions. 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.
Brookin would love to be able to walk again, but being 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.
Thank you for reading. Please help and sponsor me! And share share share, even if you can't sponsor. I appreciated your support.
For further info, please follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrookinJohnsonStandByMe/
More of his story can be found here: https://m.facebook.com/notes/brookin-johnson-stand-by-me/brookins-story/175815149856763/
And for those of you who prefer watching to reading: https://youtu.be/6f8Ly3QEWbI
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