Support for Sacha
Support for the family is critical at this time: travel and accommodation, childcare, food and the bare necessities are all vital as the hospitals where Sacha is being cared for (GOSH and The Royal London) are a long way from the family home.
All funds raised will go directly to the Saucek family to help cover income loss and incidentals during this difficult time as they support Sacha whilst he recovers from the devastating injuries sustained and work with medical staff to return him to full health.
As we approach Christmas we wanted to thank you all again, so deeply, for the support you have given to Sacha. We are so grateful to have him home with us again this Christmas.
As always, Sacha remains strong, positive and full of enthusiasm for the future, against all the odds. He, his brother Luka and sister Stella are an inspiration to us, and we have marvelled at the strength they have shown.
We’d like to take a moment too to thank the incredible crew of London’s Air Ambulance that saved Sacha’s life, as well as all the staff at The Royal London, Great Ormond Street and John Radcliff hospitals and the fantastic people at The Children’s Trust for children with brain injury.
Sacha's journey will take on new challenges now as he returns to education and life outside hospital, living with his injuries. He will continue to be looked after for both his orthopaedic injuries, for which he will need another operation on Spring 2016, and long term for his ABI (Acquired Brain Injury).
Please keep Sacha in your thoughts – we really believe that it inspires and helps his recovery.
Sacha is now at Tadworth Brain Injury Centre in Surrey. He is making progress and we thought all those who have so generously donated would really appreciate seeing photos of his journey so far.
Pictures say more than words ever will!
Thank you again for everyone's support and spreading the message far and wide.
Sacha has been given a place at Tadworth Brain Injury Centre in Surrey from Monday 24th August, for three months.
In due course he will be allowed to go home at weekends.
"We are so excited to be leaving hospital. Sacha will have his own room, and peace and quiet.
Sacha has been standing up, taking a few steps, and continues to improve daily with his speech.
Thank you again for all your support and wishes."
A huge thank you to everyone who has so generously donated money, meals and much more. This has allowed the family to fully focus on Sacha's well-being and expedite him along the road to recovery.
There are still many months ahead of rehabilitation, so please do continue to share this story and latest news. We will provide further updates as and when possible.
Thank you once more!
Sacha is still at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
He is trying very hard to talk and has been diagnosed with dysarthria. This is a condition where the understanding of language is not impaired, but the ability to speak is.
However every day he is making progress with sound.
Jo has provided this update:
"It's very hard to hear the chatterbox Sacha we know struggling to speak, but he is a fighter.
In two weeks' time he will be allowed to stand up and see how his right side has been affected by his brain injury and his multiple fractures.
This time last week Sacha couldn't swallow safely even a sip of water, yet today he drank half a bottle of water with a straw and had a few chews of a chocolate croissant and most of a ham sandwich. He was very happy!
Next Monday we will find out where Sacha will go next. It may mean a further drive to fundraise to get him the best rehab available.
We are all craving home and normality and feel beyond exhausted. It's all still so unreal.
Luka has been the rock of family. His maturity and dedication is mind blowing. Stella is happy to sit with Sacha on his bed and eat sweets. As usual!
Your support means everything to us.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
If you can spread the word again - or even further - about Sacha's story and his road to recovery, please do so. Every penny helps make a big difference.