Resilience & Co-motivational speaking

by Tom and Nicola Ray in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 23rd January 2018 we successfully raised £1,180 with 29 supporters in 56 days

To raise awareness about Sepsis and to encourage Resilience in the face of adversity drawing on 17 years of unique personal experiences.

by Tom and Nicola Ray in London, England, United Kingdom

In 1999 Tom Ray had both arms and legs and part of his face amputated as a result of the sudden and vicious onset of sepsis. The doctors warned Nic (his wife) that he had a 1:10 chance of survival. While Tom was was in a four month coma Nic gave birth to their second child Freddy. Their entire lives were devastated. Nic became a full time carer and mother of two very young children. 17 years on they have kept their family together. Tom and Nic have shared their incredible story of resilience and survival in the feature film Starfish and more recently in a book of the same title. For the last 12 months Tom and Nic have given talks to government ministers, NHS England, NHS Improvement, NHS organisations, universities, schools, companies and the voluntary sector. The response from audiences is overwhelmingly positive. Their dream is to become full time motivational speakers in order to raise public awareness about sepsis and to help individuals, organisations and businesses manage major change. They have established Resilience & Co and with an experienced mentor they are now raising money to assist with the start up over the next 12 months. This would give them a chance to consolidate rebuilding their lives having lost their livelihood, home, car and financial independence and to support Grace (20) and Freddy (17) as they pursue their own education and careers.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£2,000 or more

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Inspirational Presentation by Tom and Nic Ray

The reward will be the most powerful, inspirational and moving presentation about two lives changed immeasurably and a story of resilience, determination and hope. Tom and Nic can address any audience because sepsis can affect each and everyone of us. Included in the package would be five signed copies of the Tom's book Starfish. For an extra £500, a screening of Starfish (which is their true story) could be included in the reward.

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