Mike (Spencer) was a normal teenage boy. He loved nothing more than socialising with his friends, playing football and challenging people to a game of Fifa. However, when Mike was 17 he suffered from an unexpected brain hemorrhage caused by an undetected complication with the blood vessels in his brain (known as an AVM) which had formed prior to birth. After weeks of fighting for his life in a coma, Mike finally woke up, but he wasn't the same anymore. Mike was left completely paralysed on the right hand side of his body, left unable to walk, talk and even understand. With his relentless attitude and a lot of hard work, Mike is now mobile, although he struggles and he is desperately trying to learn how to use his right hand side again, as well as regain his lost skills : reading, writing and understanding.
His sister and her best mate has been fundraising no stop for the last 10 months to try and help raise £10,000 to send him to Canada for an intensive speech and language therapy course which can teach him to speak and write again . Mike receives no Government funded speech and language therapy, the only help he receives is from his family members who just don't have the capability to keep helping him as they want to.
Ive decided that i need to do something to help out as much as i can. One thing that everyone knows me for is my hair, but its going. I'm going to shave it all off and help raise as much as i can for the project. The when and where is still to be decided. Any help that you can give, be it send this to you friends or drop a donation in it will be greatly appreciated by me but especially by Spencer and his family.
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- Grange URC
- Simon Halliwell
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- Collected by Bryan and Sandra Long
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