So Neil Douglas,
a name synonymous with many things, but until Saturday 16th March 2019, not tragically a stroke.
To me, my brother- in -law, to my Sister a loving husband..
Here's how things developed:
While filming for his other love (apart from my Sister), that is Arbroath FC, Neil tragically had a hemorrhagic stroke.
Just to explain, his love of Photo/videography and football has led him ultimately to give of his time to record the highlights at football matches, home and away, rain or shine. Neil's footage has lots of hits on youtube, and AFC fans appreciate his efforts greatly at recording not only the match, but interviews too which are posted on the official AFC website.
Here's a link to his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn-0e54guF2bIRw34sENFqQ
Back to Neil. The stroke has left him paralysed down the righthand side of his body, he has speech and sensory impairment, and his right eye is visually impaired.
his thought processes are also affected, all at the age of just 47.. I saw him tonight, and he asked ME, very slowly if I was okay! What a guy.
Tash has no idea I'm setting this up on their behalf.
but any help would be appreciated, anonymously or otherwise as I know the bills will continue to roll in, and it looks like at first signs, Neil's rehabilitation may be a lengthy one.
In the coming weeks/months, the family has been told Neil will be moved from Ninewells to Dundee's Royal Victoria hospital to aid his recovery.
Any progress however slight will be welcomed by Neil and family, if not a speedy one, just recovery would be great.. My thoughts are obviously with supporting my Sister through these difficult times.