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Get our Natasha back

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Please help and support us in raising money for my beautiful, brave sister Natasha.

Natasha is 17 years old and recently she was on holiday with her friends in Zante celebrating the end of their A Levels. Unfortunately, on 6th july, Natasha was involved in a life changing accident after she was thrown from a quad bike.

The first few days after the accident were heartbreaking, we were told if she was any older she would have not survived.

She sustained multiple injuries and was rushed to hospital in Zante where she had surgery on her brain to try and stop bleeding and to correct her fractured skull. In addition to this Natasha also had to have a splenectomy due to abdominal injuries. After the surgery she was flown via air ambulance to a hospital in mainland Greece where she has since stayed in intensive care.

She has been heavily sedated and ventilated since the accident, the front and left side of her brain have sustained damage and although progress has been made the extent/severity of this damage and the long term effect this may have is currently unknown.

Natasha’s family and friends desperately want her home as she has been in hospital in Greece for 3 weeks now. To fly her home the cost of the air ambulance is £30,000 which has to be paid upfront.

Any donations made will be put towards paying for this cost and for any future equipment, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, a wig, travel and accommodation costs she will likely need in order to give her the best chance of a full recovery.

Please support Natasha and help bring her back to us. We want to see her beautiful smile back on her face. #getNatashaback .31676994_1532714269609587_r.jpeg
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Good afternoon!

Just a little update on Natasha’s progress so far as we had a meeting with her therapists yesterday.

Physiotherapy are happy with Natasha as she is walking independently with supervision and can walk up and down stairs without any difficulty!

There is work to do on her language, memory and cognitive thinking as she processes information a bit slower now. But the therapy she’s had so far has had a positive impact so there is the chance that Natasha will get almost back to her normal self in time.

Natasha is going to remain in hospital for the next 6 weeks for further therapy. However, occupational therapy are looking at doing a day visit home in the near future to check out the house as Natasha wants to come home for Christmas.

Natasha also has a pre-op assessment tomorrow. This is in preparation for when she has her titanium plate fitted. We haven’t been given a date for the operation yet but we are hoping it will be in December or January!
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Hi everyone!

Sorry for the delay in sending an update, it’s a crazy few weeks.

Natasha moved to a neurological rehabilitation unit on 1st October. We weren’t expecting her to get in so quickly but everyone has seen massive potential in her and pushed for her to be accepted earlier. The usual process in rehab involves having a 2 week assessment period, 6 weeks of therapy followed by a meeting to discuss Natasha’s progress.

After a couple weeks in rehab Natasha unfortunately had a fall. Luckily she didn’t hit her head but she had slurred speech and muscle weakness on the right side of her face and also in her right hand. She was taken to the stroke unit overnight for tests, which fortunately came back clear and she moved back to the rehab unit the following morning. The slurred speech and muscle weakness were due to the brain shaking around. Natasha has since bounced back and almost has full function of her hand and her face muscles.

Although she has problems with her memory and language she is doing incredibly well and even the doctors can’t believe the progress she is making. We don’t know when she will be coming home yet but everyday she’s getting more and more back to her normal self!
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Hi everyone!
It has now been 9 weeks since Natasha’s accident. She is still in the early stages of her recovery but she is doing fantastic. She still has the ability to write and talk and her understanding of what’s going on around her is improving every day. However, it is still too early for us to know if she has any permanent damage.

A couple weeks ago she celebrated her 18th Birthday and her A level results. She did so well and she still has a place open for her to hopefully go to university in a year or two.

Me and my family would like to thank everybody who donated to Natasha’s fund. We are amazed at how quick we met our target.
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On behalf of Natasha and my family we would like to thank everybody for the immense support and love. We are astounded as to how much has been donated so far.
The amount raised so far has gone towards getting Natasha home. She had a safe journey and is now getting settled in a hospital in Preston. Natasha is doing well, considering her injuries, but she has months of recovery ahead of her.

Steven, Natasha's uncle, will be the beneficiary and hold the funds we withdraw. The money will then be passed on to Natasha's mum. It will be then used to pay for any physiotherapy and rehabilitation Natasha will need during her recovery process as well as a wig and any equipment she may need when she comes home.
Again we want to thank everybody who has donated and helped to get Natasha home.
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