Tony cowan.s medical equipment,

My son tony is 29 year old,On the 9/9/2014

,he was in a horiffic car accident,tony,s heart stopped and he had to be ressusitated by paramedics,tony was taken to newcastles RVI by police escort,the police called at my home and told me tony was involved in a car accident and that i should come with them straight away. On arriving at the hospitals A &E department,i was given the teribble news that tony had sustained a C2 fracture to the neck  and complete spinal cord injury,after having a ct scan and mri scan,we were advised that there was no brain activity,and it would be kinder to switch life support machine off and let nature take its course,we were advised to call family and friends to say our final farewells,they would give us to next day then life support would be turned off,
Next day we all said our farewells and prepared for the worst,when out of the blue a consultant came to us and told us tony had opened his eyes,they had no explanation for how that was happening and they were surprised and gobsmacked,they then said tony would be brain damaged and probabaly not survive the weekend,and once again they would let nature take its course,Tony survived the weekend and showed them he was not brain damaged but could understand all his suroundings and everything that had happened,he had no memory loss and could remember up to five minutes before accident,all he had at the moment was eye movement and could only communicate by looking up for yes and down for no,
As a result of this accident tony,s head was snapped off from his spine,there was only tissue and muscle holding his head on,the consultants had to make the descision to reattach his skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts,they had never done this operation before and once again we were informed tony would probably not survive,again he pulled through and survived,
We were told off the RVI that tony had sustained the most cruelist of injuries,He will never breath on his own,he will always be on life support,he will never walk,he will never eat and they said he will never talk,he will have a shortened life ,or a serious infection would end his life ,Tony has had pnemonia three times since christmas ,in which we thought we had lost him those times also,and yet again he pulled through,the consultants say tony is a mystery and unique and they dont no how he is still alive,he has amazed the consultants by regaining some facial movements and learning how to smile ,he can mime and we make communication with him through an electric board,
Its heartbreaking seeing my son like this,and on several occasions he has asked me to end his life,he says he can not live like this trapped in body with no movement,that is not a desicion ,i could make,but because tony is of sound mind,he can refuse all treatment,if he was taken ill.seeing your only son,lying crying asking to end his life is a feeling i cant describe,its just so heartbreaking,We are going to give tony as much normal life as posibble,we have assured him we will be there for him everday,and he will never be alone,after spending months in intensive care,tony is now in rehab,there is nothing they can do for him,no spinal unit ,james cook hospital for one can not do anything for him,we want to give tony for whatever  time he has left, a chance of some normality,we are in process of trying to get tony to his own home,even though he needs 24/7 care ,and will have a care team move in with him,he will be provide with his special bed,all his life support equipment and medical supplies,to keep him alive,he will be provided with physiotherapy for his chest,as he needs a cough assist as he can not swollow,but any physiotherapy for his limbs is not provided,this is the reason for this fundraising,we would like to provide tony with an electric bike that will stimulate his limbs stopping him from getting muscle weakness and stiffining up,we would also like a tilt table which is good for him also,however these two items are out of my budget,and i,m asking for help and support to give tony some quality of life,I dont no how long we are going to have tony with us,he has the same injuries as christopher reeves ,and he survived 10year.Life is so cruel and i never thought one of my children would have to go through this,i would not wish this on my worst enemy,please give tony a little help towards some type of life,it would be much appreciated,
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Pepsie Bygate Cowan 
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Chester Le Street, North East England, United Kingdom