Dave's journey to walk again

by Becky Adam in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

Dave's journey to walk again
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We are supporting our friend Dave in getting pioneering treatment in Australia to help him to walk again.

by Becky Adam in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England

A group of us at S&P gym in Stockport are wanting to raise money for one of our fellow members Dave.

Dave was on holiday in Thailand with his friends and was hit by a vehicle that didn't stop and left him very close to death on the roadside. It’s been just over 3 years since the accident. 

Doctors said that Dave should have died in the accident with the numerous injuries he suffered including 2 brain injuries, a punctured lung, a broken spine, a broken shoulder blade & shoulder and a few ribs.

When Dave woke up in hospital, he was left with the devastating news that he was paralysed from the waist down. Dave has faced this with bravery and a positive attitude and has always been grateful that he recovered. He is a real inspiration to us - he trains so hard in the gym and has started playing wheelchair basketball, nothing keeps him down!

A couple of months ago, Dave came into the gym and told us about a treatment people have used to regain use of their legs after similar injuries. The treatment is in Australia and the specialist who came up with this treatment is called Ken Ware.

Now we spoke about the treatment and it didn’t seem like it was going to be a possibility with the whole cost, time and distance involved. But Dave has taken the decision to book the trip and give himself a chance of walking again - Brilliant!

We then got to thinking that Dave has been through so much already and as a gym community we didn't want him to have to find the money for this himself. So this is where our fundraising idea started.

We are walking up Snowdon on Sunday 16th September, but this is no ordinary walk! We are attempting to carry the contents of our gym to the top and back - this will consist of sandbags & kettlebells weighing up to 50kg.  Not only this, but the legend that is Dave will be coming up there with us! 

I can promise that we will put ourselves through the toughest of challenges in order to get Dave to Australia and walking again. Thank you for your support.

For more information on the treatment that Dave is undertaking, please visit: https://www.neurophysicstherapy.global/about/

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