Raising money for Nigel Povey for his continued health care and house renovations.
Charity football match on 8th June 2019 followed by live music by Kikamora. All taking place at Clevedon Rugby Football Club.
Nige was a healthy and active 62 year old. On Sunday 20th August 2017, he suffered an incredibly rare brain stem stroke. He had been unwell for a few days, feeling dizzy and nauseated. This was diagnosed as Labyrinthitis, an ear infection. Following a seizure, he was rushed to A and E, where a CT scan confirmed a brain stem stroke. The following morning, Nigel was sent to theatre. 2 clots in his brainstem were found, but nothing could be done and damage was too severe to operate. The family were told on that morning that it was extremely unlikely that Nigel would survive. Despite terrible odds, Nigel did survive, but was left with Locked In Syndrome. This meant he was completely paralyzed, except for eye movements, yet fully conscious.
Since the stroke Nige has continued to defy the odds and is now in the Brain Injury Rehab Unit based in Bristol. This is currently funded by the NHS but this funding is coming to an end. We would like to continue Nige's rehab and get Nige's house adapted to mean he will be able to come home for the first time since August 2017.
You can read about Nigel's Story on the Blog that we have been keeping as a family; www.nigelsstory.co.uk