On Wednesday 24th Feb 2016 my families lives was torn apart by the tragic accident of my nephew Ellis Robinson. Ellis is 17 years old who's ambition is to be a professional footballer. Throughout is young life football has been Ellis's only passion and the played for many clubs lyndhurst, Failsworth Dynamo's, Moston Valley, Avros, Failsworth School, Oldham Town, Manchester County, Rochdale, LKG, Limeside Athletic, Curzon Ashton And Ashton United. Before joining a college course at oldham college which which enabled Ellis to continue his passion for football. Not long into.jis college term Ellis was put forward for trials for England college boys and just missed being accepted by a whisper. Not deterred Ellis took it on the chin and still pursued his chosen career. Then one evening whilst football training with his uncle Chris and his team LKG (limeside king george) Ellis was injured. Chris knew it was serious and they called an ambulance. He was took to Salford royal hospital and he had an emergency MRI scan. Things were not good , Ellis had sustained serious SCI (spinal cord injury) and had no feeling below his chest. My God how do you tell a young fit health boy of 17 years old he may never walk again? The hospital are great they are very open and honest with Ellis and decided to operate the day after the scan. The operation was to stop further damage to his neck as they cannot repair the damage what has been done. The operation took all day and he now has a tracheostomy to help him with his breathing. He has physio and the rest is a wating game. The unknown being is how much feeling he will get back and whether he will walk again. Each day giving the slightest of improvement. And with the love and devotion my sister Lisa his mum and Oliver his brother and all the family have given and still do each day, we can only pray the outcome will be Good. Ellis had a long journey in front of him and he accepts it. BUT what we want to do is try and make that journey abit easier for him and his mum and brother and with your donations we can make that happen. Written by lisas sister Kelly xx
My names Nicola Murphy, I'm from North manchester and a close family friend who wanted to help make Ellis with making his recovery not so stressful. The money will be to help modify his home where needed and also of a disability car is needed this fund can be used for that. An account is set up in Ellis's name.