Life-Saving Medical Care for David Durrant

By now you may have heard about the tragic boating accident that my larger than life and amazingly talented cousin David Durrant was involved in on Sunday the 23rd of  May 2021.

Coach David and friends had finished a relaxing day on the lake  and during the boat's docking a freak accident caused David to be severely injured by the boat's propeller causing what can only be described as 'life altering' injuries.

David is currently hospitalised and as I am typing this plea for help he is already undergoing his second surgery and there will be others.

David is a  life long athlete who played Football (UK) / Soccer (USA) throughout his school life and briefly went on to play professionally. 

Now a dedicated Coach to his kids at the academy. He has lead them this past April to a well deserved Championship

The injuries David sustained have sadly cost him the loss of one of his legs.

David is currently on dialysis as injuries to his abdomen have left him with only one kidney. At the moment there is no exaggeration in informing you his friends and family that David is fighting for his life.

Once he has overcome the multiple surgeries his doctors say he will require to repair his body, David will have to face a long and arduous journey to recovery and will need the support of all of those who's lives he has touched in one way or another to offer encouragement and support.

We do not have any initial estimates of David's medical bills but believe based on his injuries they will be in the 10's of thousands and maybe beyond that. We have an initial goal of Five Thousand Pounds ( USD7000).

David's Mum Alice 'Joy' Robotham is currently in the UK where David is originally from hurriedly trying to get to David's side.

However in a worldwide pandemic there no immediacy to travel. As she prepares to rush to his side their are also David's two daughters to consider both under 10 so understanding the severity of their Dads injuries is not something they yet have been able to grasp.

There is no such thing as to small a contribution. From David's Jamaican heritage there is a saying "one one coco full basket" meaning every little counts, we will appreciate every single dollar or pound you are able to contribute. The purpose of this plea is for your support in helping us ensure David is able to get the very best care and the opportunity to recover and live as close to the life he had before this dreadful accident changed his life forever.

This gofundme account has been set up on behalf of David's Mum, my Aunty Joy who is my mothers sister and lookalike.

On her behalf I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for each and every contribution made here and ask for your continued positive thoughts or prayers in bringing David back to us.

Thank You & God Bless You.

  • Jamie Reilly 
    • £10 
    • 7 mos
  • Good Vibes Gathering 
    • £342 
    • 10 mos
  • Alex Jessup 
    • £350 
    • 10 mos
  • Kevin Searle 
    • £25 
    • 10 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £60 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kim Gordon 
London, UK
Alice Robotham