As you are aware, Philip suffered a catastrophic life changing stroke in January of last year.
The severity of the stroke was such that Philip was given a short time to live and even after surviving those initial days the prognosis for Philip’s recovery was, bleak to say the least.
Philip, however, had other ideas. After spending six months in CUH and another three months in the care of the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dublin he made an unlikely return to his home and his family late last year.
Philip’s recovery to date has been inspirational. His fight, determination and positive attitude towards his illness earned him an “ Adult Bravery Award “which he collected in person at the Irish Heart Foundation’s Annual Awards’ Ceremony earlier this year.( please see attached video) Although it was an award he would never have wished for, it is one he is very proud of.
Despite this, Philip’s recovery is only starting. He is working tirelessly to regain his independence and though his progress is slow, he continues to stay positive and refuses to accept that significant further improvements cannot be made.
Any funds raised will be used to continue to support Philip in his battle against his illness and in particular towards the costs of therapies that will improve his ability to walk and talk, things that most of us take for granted.
Philip and his family would like to take this opportpunity to thank you for any support you can give to this event.
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