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Our lovely Spike

£20,910 of £30,000 goal

Raised by 745 people in 2 months
Created December 1, 2018
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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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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For anyone concerned or affected by the issues of road safety in the local area (Preston Park and Withdean wards, Brighton):

PUBLIC MEETING ON SPEEDING AND ROAD SAFETY - TONIGHT Friday 8th February 7pm-9pm
In response to concerns by residents in Preston Park and Withdean wards about speeding in the 20mph zone - brought to a head by Spike's accident on Preston Drove last November - Preston Park Councillors Leo Littman and Julie Cattell have called a public meeting to look at what can be done to end speeding and improve road safety in the area. Councillors Ken Norman and Nick Taylor from Withdean ward will also be in attendance, as will representatives of local schools. All welcome - please do join us if you can.

At Preston Park Tennis Club, Preston Drove, Brighton BN1 6LA, on Friday 8th February 7pm-9pm.
Refreshments available - all proceeds go to Spike's fund.
More details/register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/public-meeting-on-speeding-and-road-safety-tickets-55397609742
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Sending out a very warm and appreciative THANK YOU to all of you for showing such love and support to Spike and his family over the last eight weeks, through your generous donations and kind messages on this page.

It was Spike's 17th birthday last week, and he received dozens of lovely cards and gifts from friends and well-wishers - it all means so much and really helps to keep the family going.

Spike remains on life support, but is stable and in a state of emerging consciousness and responsiveness. If you would like to send Spike a birthday donation (however small) it will be gratefully received - and will help him in his long journey of rehabilitation.

Messages to Spike and his family (in the 'leave a comment' section) are very welcome and appreciated , but please be careful not to mention any personal details about the family - just use Spike's first name only please!

Please keep on donating, supporting and sharing this page far and wide! THANK YOU again.
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Spike has been moved to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. He is still on life support but stable. He is receiving physio to help restore function to his body. He is being weaned off the ventilator to encourage him to breathe on his own again. He remains responsive though he tires very easily. This is the beginning of a long slow rehabilitation road.
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Raised by 745 people in 2 months
Created December 1, 2018
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