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Our lovely Spike

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Our beloved Spike, a 17 year old local boy, was involved in a serious road accident in Brighton on the 29th November 2018. He has suffered a severe head injury and has a long road to recovery ahead of him. This crowdfund has been set up by his friends to support his ongoing rehabilitation, in any way that helps Spike and his family. Spike is the loveliest gentlest boy, a talented actor and musician who is the centre of a huge friend group and deeply loved by all. Any donation however small will be gratefully received.

Spike is currently receiving specialist treatment at Haywards Heath; please see below for updates.
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After nearly 5 months (or, 132 days but who's counting?!) Spike has left ICU . He has now embarked on the next stage of his journey at The Children's Trust, Tadworth, where he will receive intensive rehabilitation. He has settled in well and is very happy to be out of the hospital environment.

We want to thank you all once again for all the support you have given. Support that has enabled us to be at Spike's side every single day of his time in hospital, giving him encouragement, and sharing his good days and his more difficult days. The truth is, this would have been very difficult to do without the donations you have all made over the past months. Going forward, we will continue to be by his side, assisting in his rehab and learning the skills we will need to help him when he comes home.

We say again, being with Spike every day would have been very difficult without your help .

However, we now feel it is only right that we do not take any more donations . You have all done enough, more than enough, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We...that is, Spike...will continue giving you regular updates on his progress on this page. So you can all climb aboard for the adventure! As Spike said yesterday (borrowed from Mel Brooks' 'The Producers') "Today, physio. Tomorrow the World !" Much love to you all xxxxx
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Hey people! I know im replying to this late but im in hospital so don't blame me!! I like to take a minute to thank all of you for donating (I wish I could get that money) to every last one of you. I am pleased to say that im going to Tadworth this wednesday, if you don't know thats like the next big step for me, theres no hospital room, just my own bedroom and I couldn't be happier about the move. I like to thank you all for donating but I dont have the time to mention all of you. But im just saying that im making a great recovery ( im even typing all this out which is new) and this wednesday im going to my next step towards my recovery and I couldn't thank you enough for all your prayers and candles and donations. Thats all from me, I will talk to you either when im in Tadworth or I've made a recovery. Either way, like the great Terminator once said: I'll be back.
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Dear Friends,

We thought it was time for us to give everyone an update on how Spike is doing.

The last six weeks have seen remarkable changes and improvements in Spike. He is now able to communicate with a letter board and by typing out words on his iPad. He can operate the iPad and play simple games. He recognizes all his friends and family and seems to have long and short term memory, although sometimes he does forget things but this is to be expected with his type of injury.

He is standing for a few minutes with assistance and using a type of bike while sitting in a chair, to exercise his arms and legs . All his muscles appear to be receiving signals from the brain. This weekend, after 107 days, he took his first breaths completely off the ventilator/life support - it was for a period of 12 minutes. This is a very significant step as we are sure you will all realise.

Spike still has a very long road of rehab in front of him, but we are hopeful that he will be home before the end of the year, where he will continue his recovery.

The effort and determination that Spike has put in over the last months has been truly amazing. Not once has he stepped back from any challenge. On one occasion when he was standing he put in so much effort that the three physios and the Matron of the Ward were all crying. We are proud of him beyond words. While at times we crumble, he is, at all times, a rock. He is the bravest of the brave and it is a true privilege to be in his company every day . He wants us to send his love and thanks to you all, for all the support you have given his family.

Love to you all,

Vic and Jules
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Spike has made amazing progress in the last couple of weeks. He is now fully conscious and having longer periods of breathing independently. He is alert and also freely moving his limbs. He recognises family and friends and has started communicating via an alphabet board- both writing and reading. His memory appears to be intact and he has asked for books and films to keep him entertained. He is continuing to work very hard with the physios and speech therapists to restore more function to his body. It is less than three months since his accident and in terms of a severe traumatic brain injury this is still very early days so this news is very encouraging.
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