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Joanne Brigdale

Jo & Thomas do Black Country Fun Run!

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p][p]Thomas suffered an accident while we were on holiday in June 2016. He landed head first onto concrete from a height of approximately 2m. He was given first aid by our neighbour in the holiday cottages and by an off-duty paramedic from the nearby village, while we waited for the ambulance team to arrive.[/p] [p]Once they arrived and treated Thomas, it was[lt]span class="text_exposed_show"[gt] decided that an air ambulance was required and he was taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth for assessment. He was given a CT scan which diagnosed a skull fracture with a bleed on the brain, a fractured eye socket and a fractured cheekbone. Due to the neurological damage, the excellent staff at Derriford decided to transfer Thomas again to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Thomas was put into an induced coma and made that journey from Plymouth to Bristol. With us not far behind [lt]/span[gt][/p][lt]span class="text_exposed_show"[gt] [lt]/span[gt][p][lt]span class="text_exposed_show"[gt] The next time we saw Thomas he was in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on a ventilator. He stayed that way until two days later where he was taken off the ventilator and allowed to try and breath on his own with the help of oxygen. He was transferred to the Neuroscience ward the next day to continue his riscovery and two days later, he was transferred to Birmingham Children Hospital to be nearer home. After 9 days in hospital, Thomas was allowed home and spent the summer recuperating. [lt]/span[gt][/p] [p]Now nearly a year since his accident, Thomas has started school and is progressing very well. The only damage from the accident that remains is some nerve damage which affects a muscle beneath one of his eyes. This we have been told should get better with time.[/p][p][/p]

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Sep 20, 2017

Nick Evans


Sep 7, 2017


Various Offline Donations


Jul 11, 2017


Well done Jo and Thomas!!!!


Jul 5, 2017

Chris Corcoran

Hi both, Congratulations on your success! BW Chris

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2017

Kate Ashbrook

Well done Jo and Thomas!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2017


Well done you 2!! Love Kirstie, Ian, James & Jessica x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2017

helen and john phipps

well done xx


Jul 2, 2017

Nicola and Will

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2017


Good luck cuz x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2017


Good luck x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid