My younger brother Mike 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 recovery so far has been funded by my family, but we don't have enough money for the treatment he vitally needs. The fact that Mike can't communicate with people is a major set back for him and causes him to be very depressed.
Our aim is 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 our family members who (due to full time jobs / full time caring for Mike) don't have the spare time or the skills to teach him properly. The most effective treatment for him is approximately $16,000 (Canadian) / £10,000 it is something our family cannot afford.
Mike is the most important person in the world to me and I would be very humbled if you could help us reach our goal and give Mike his voice back.
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