Abrantee Boateng Foundation

£19,869 of £50,000 goal

Raised by 573 people in 22 months
Created September 18, 2017
ABF Trust Fundraising Team
on behalf of Funmi Odegbami
Thank you for clicking the link to the GofundMe page we have created to give close friends, family and colleagues an opportunity to also support with messages to support our dear brother, friend, father, son, uncle as he endures the biggest challenge of his life after suffering a Stroke at home on the 12th August 2017 and has been in hospital recovering for the past 8 months. The Abrantee Boateng Foundation was setup to raise better awareness using Abrantee's story & platform with an agenda to reduce the impact following a stroke. Upon discharge, Abrantee will continue his rehabilitation from home privately. We sincerely appreciate your love, concern, time, contribution, support and prayers! Please feel free to leave him a short message. The affects of Strokes: A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition. There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK every year. That is more than one every five minutes.  People who survive a stroke are often left with long-term problems and some people need a long period of rehabilitation before they can recover their former independence, while others never fully recover and need support adjusting to living with the effects of their stroke. Many people have expressed their desire to help in one way or the other but our focus has been soley on his well-being and recovery over the months. However, as his recovery has been nothing short of a supernatural miracle, we want to share his journey with you and invite you to support his rehabilitation to reduce the impact, launch a campaign to raise awareness and settle back into the world following his discharge.  You can leave all your messages of love and well wishes right here. For more information contact:  Denise/Jackie/Marlon or Abrantee's mother 07415 743 254 | 07956 953 039 Should you have any questions or updates on his progress.
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Good morning,

We hope you are enjoying your week so far.

Just a quick update for you all!

Abrantee is doing great and has started to see some great results with flickers of thumb movements after using the NMES Machine (Neuro Musuclar Electrical Stimulation) for 6 weeks combined with home massage theraphies, occupational theraphy, aqua theraphy and Neurophysio. Abrantee has gain some control of his right shoulder movement. You will notice from the videos that he is also walking a little better since the splint has been fitted.

The NMES device sends electrical impulses to nerves causing the muscles to contract and “re-train” muscle function and build strength after such a long period of disuse. Abrantee has 2 NMES machines at home that he is using for at least 1 hour each day on his shoulder subluxation, hands and individual fingers. We have recently purchased a mini ultra sound device to find the connecting nerves for each function.

In addition to the NMES, Abrantee enjoys swimming which is probably one of the most effective types of rehab for stroke patients. The Water exercise conducted in warm (92 degrees) therapy pool we believe is helping to improve his mobility and strength. It is an effective, yet low impact exercise that we have incorporated into his daily/weekly schedule.

The National Stroke Association actually recommend swimming and use of a therapy pool as one of the most effective exercises available for post-stroke patients. The water is a safe place to conduct essential exercises for lifestyle improvement, regain mobility and overall cardiovascular fitness. 

Abrantee has increased his physiotherapy sessions to 5 days a week which now includes Specialist Neurophysio at the Wellington Premium Private Hospital and general physio at another private rehab centre in London.

Neurophysiotherapy is a specialism of general physiotherapy. His general physiotheraphy is of the higest standard focusing on rebuilding his muscle mass, tissues, improve mobility with a sports focus.

Neurophysiotherapists specialise in the assessment and treatment of the neurological condition associated with the central nervous system. It focuses to improve muscle stiffness or spasm (commonly called spasticity), weakness of muscle, tremor, problems with sensation etc.

If left untreated these symptoms can lead to problems with everyday activities such as walking, getting dressed and feeding.
Neurophysiotherapists are trained in the analysis of ‘normal movement’. This involves knowing how the body moves in ‘normal situations’ and how the biomechanics of the body work to allow efficient movement.

Since being discharged from hospital, Abrantee has undertaken over 120 theraphy sessions which include Speech & Language, OT, CBT theraphy, Acupuncture plus others privately through Bupa and personally in the meanwhile he has been on a waiting list of the nhs for the same theraphy which is alarming. By the time, the nhs do provide Abrantee with dates for his required theraphy, he may no longer need it.

This journey has highlighted serious issues, loop holes and concerns with our national health service that is available to all. We therefore have included helping as many people as possible who may be facing challenges after a serious stroke.. We have lots of useful information on @abftrust twitter on strokes and rehabilitation including, requests to support anyone you may know who could benefit with rehabilitation with our selected partners at the body factory courtesy of The Abrantee Boateng Foundation.

It is important to understand that stroke prevention is based on long-term daily habits, particularly healthy eating and regular exercise. So we have significantly improved and changed Abrantees diet.

A stroke is a major life event that is caused by vascular disease. An unhealthy diet is certainly a huge contributor to vascular disease. Plant-based food products allow the mitochondria in his cells to burn more fat. Abrantee has ditched animal products for improved brain nourishment, eating more fruits and vegetables and trying to go more and more vegan every day. He has an holistic health advisor and vegan food nutritionist to support his health and well-being.

We will tell you more about our holistic approach in the coming weeks including videos of the holistic health scan performed on Abrantee last week via insta story and details of how where you can also get a scan to review your entire body, signs of disease and important precursors to ill health such as posture, physical tensions, digestion, nutritional status and emotional wellbeing.

The screening has over 100 health markers including:

Blood pressure and heart rate

Blood cholesterol and HDL levels

Fasting blood glucose

Lung function and capacity

Body mass index and percentage body fat

Nutritional deficiency indicators

Postural photo assessment

Symmetry and flexibility testing

Reactions, balance and strength testing

Lifestyle, Sexual balance and wellbeing assessment

Mental abilities and wellbeing

I hope this update has been helpful to you.

Please do continue to share, support & donate.

Have a blessed day.

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Good morning friends,

Kindly follow @abftrust on twitter ir @djabrantee on intagram for all the latest updates on his recovery and thank you all for your support.
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#Abftrust will be present at this years Ghana Party In The Park on 14th July @ Trent Park.

Please come and support Abrantee as we share our experience, raise awareness & funds.

Tickets available via shoobs.com
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Happy New Month,

Please follow Abrantee's amazing recovery via his Insta Story on instagram @djabrantee or via @abftrust on twitter.

New progress videos every week!

Have a blessed day.
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Raised by 573 people in 22 months
Created September 18, 2017
ABF Trust Fundraising Team
on behalf of Funmi Odegbami
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