Jim's Greatest Challenge!

Hello,
 
We are Lisa Beaumont & Nicky Buchanan and we are fundraising on behalf of our brother, Jim Ashworth- Beaumont.
 
A terrible road accident has changed our brother’s life forever, he lost his right arm above the elbow at the scene as well as sustaining serious internal injuries.
 
We are looking to raise funds so he can receive the specialist surgery and an advanced multifunctional prosthetic arm which will help him regain his ability.
Currently the NHS doesn’t cover the cost of this specialist Osseointegration surgery and the desired prosthetic arm from the pioneering German company, Ottobock.
 
This surgery and advanced prosthetic arm will enable Jim to get his life back on track, so our family is looking to raise the money to help Jim reach his goal independently.
 
There are many sides to Jim, so we’d like to share a little bit about him:
 
·      Served in the Military for nearly a decade, specialising in telecoms and long-range reconnaissance.
·      20 years as a State-registered Senior Orthotist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, often working on rehabilitation with patients who have suffered limb loss. (The irony of Jim’s current situation is unbelievable)
·      MSc, PhD in the fields of neurorehabilitation and motor skills rehabilitation.
·      Formally trained expert in whole-body biomechanical analysis and multimodal rehab approaches.
·      UK Athletics certified Coach in Running Fitness.
·      Freelance Personal Trainer.
·      Endurance Runner, Triathlete and International Veteran Marathon Runner.
 
The Accident:
 
Jim was involved in a serious road traffic accident in July 2020 whilst cycling in London. He sustained devasting life changing injuries; his right arm was lost at the scene.
 
For over 5 weeks Jim was kept in an induced coma, giving his vital organs time to start healing. With the amazing care given to him at Kings College Hospital in London he battled against all odds and survived. We also believe that his survival was down to his sheer strength of character and determination.
 
As a truly dedicated Clinician in the NHS, Jim has devoted himself for the past 20 years to the care and rehabilitation of patients, many of whom have lost limbs. Now it is Jim who is receiving the support of his NHS colleagues as he not only recovers from his injuries but also prepares himself for possibly the greatest challenge of his life.
 
 
Jim’s Goals:
 
Until the accident Jim was working at the Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital; once fully recovered the aim is for Jim to return to his work and valuable research working with patients on their rehabilitation after limb loss.
The surgery and arm that Jim requires will stretch scientific boundaries, this will help him reach his current goals and looking to the future will help other amputee’s reach their goals too.
 
Your donation, however small, will be helping our family to get Jim on the road to recovery.
 
Also, please can we ask that you share Jim’s story with your family and friends!
 
A big thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Lisa and Nicky x
 
PS Below is an interview with our brother recorded last year, we feel it shows the man Jim is, his strength and dedication.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiA4eJ7t7jw 



Donations

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  • Denise Laird 
    • 25 £ 
    • 16 hrs
  • Karen Heriot 
    • 10 £ 
    • 19 hrs
  • Ray Sams 
    • 20 £ 
    • 20 hrs
  • Frances Wright 
    • 50 £ 
    • 20 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • 10 £ 
    • 21 hrs
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Organizer

Lisa Beaumont 
Organizer
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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