In July 2021 the Clark family suffered a devastating car accident, resulting in the death of their son Oliver (aged 1) and the paralysis of their daughter, Abigail (aged 4 at the time).
Both Vincent and Lee were also severely injured requiring intensive care treatment.
Since the accident, Vincent and Lee have been doing intensive rehabilitation to regain their movement and strength, and although it will take several years of treatment they are both expected to make good recoveries, though both will have lifelong physical limitations. Lee now has several metal plates in both her ankles and an elbow.
Abigail has suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) for which there is no treatment. She is currently paralysed and can neither move or feel from below her waist. She must also catheterize several times a day due to paralysis of the bladder.
As no further treatment options are available in their native Israel, they are travelling to the UK in January to undergo Activity Based Therapy at NeuroKinex (https://neurokinex.org/
) based in Crawley, just south of Gatwick airport.
The fundraising is to cover the following expenses:
- Travel to and from the UK for the Clark family and helpers
- Payment to NeuroKinex for the treatment, which is private and not part of the NHS
- Accommodation near the treatment centre
- Equipment for Abby