Innovation Central's Fundraising Page

Lisa Glover
Pete Boyle
Debbie Bradshaw
Karen Nixon
Emma Cotton

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Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt][b]Events:[/b][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Manchester 10k – May[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Intensive 2 day Boot Camp - June[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Sky Dive 13,000 FT - July[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]3 Peak Challenge - August[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]10k Wolf Run - September[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Autumn Ball - September[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Walk/Run 24 Miles in 24 hours - October[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]10k Swim - November[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Liverpool Santa Run - December[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt][b]Why?[/b][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]So then, why are the team at Innovation Central and I (Lisa Glover) completing a series of challenges (one each month…for the remainder of the year!) for a charity close to our hearts…me ‘a non-runner’ as well?  Well it all started on May 19th 2013; I received a telephone call at 9.25am on a Sunday morning, little did I know how much mine and my family’s life would change overnight.  All I heard was “how old is your mum and is she on any medication?” Adrenaline ran through my body, I struggled to understand what had happened to my mum; she was supposed to be horse riding that morning on our pride and joy Murphy.  It was a family friend who was first on the scene, supporting the Air Ambulance crew and emergency services from the North Staffs General hospital.  I made my way to A & E, picking up my distraught father along the way.  We waited for mum to arrive, just like you see on the TV, she went rushing through the doors on a stretcher; my knees fell to the floor, this cannot be happening.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]The Doctors came to see us, it felt like hours of waiting but in fact it was probably only minutes.  They confirmed that mum had fallen head first from our horse and as a result, had a large bleed to the left hand side of her brain.  They went on to tell us that they had put mum into an induced coma, our hearts sank, not our mum/wife! Shortly following this, we went to see her to remove her jewellery.  “Be strong” I whispered, it is all I remember saying…the rest seems a blur; never in my life have I fought back tears as hard as I did that day.  I needed to be strong for my sister and dad.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Mum was shortly taken to critical care (formally intensive care), where she stayed for 3 weeks fighting for her life.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Another day that has stuck in my mind is May 22nd; I received a call at 5.00am to say mum had to be taken to theatre for an emergency drain to be inserted into her skull to reduce the fluid, as the pressure was too high in her head.  The staff at the North Staffs hospital were outstanding in keeping us up to date and most of all taking care of my precious mum.  On the 28th May the consultant decided to give mum a tracheostomy.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Day by day the sedation was reduced in line with the pressure in her head; mum was now breathing for herself.  Once the sedation was no longer required, it was just a case of waiting to see when mum woke up and if she had any form of brain damage; a whole week went by listening to Michael Bubble and Rod Stewart (anything for her to open her eyes!).  Finally on the 3rd June we had a glimmer of eye contact, she would watch us around the room then shut them again.  When she was fully awake the tracheostomy was removed; “don’t expect your mother to talk tonight” my dad said.  I kissed her that evening on her head and said “can you hear me mum?” “Yes Lisa” was her reply! That’s it…we are out of the danger period I shouted in my head; she is talking and awake.  What we weren’t aware of was that this was only the beginning of a long journey of recovery ahead.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]On the 11th July mum transferred to the Harplands hospital on a ward for people who have brain injuries.  The shouting, ranting, memory loss, calling us different names were a few of the things we went through.  It is all part of the brain healing we were told, which was really hard on us as a close family.  To sit every night and see mum like this, with nothing we could do; I have never felt so not in control and totally helpless.  The doctors told us mum was suffering from PTA (Post Traumatic Amnesia).  The weeks went by and so did the months, then in November mum finally moved to the rehabilitation unit at the Haywood hospital having come out of PTA.  [/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]So here we are now 11 months on and mum is here to tell the tale and well on the road to recovery! Learning to walk again along with a whole host of everyday things we take for granted.  Mum is now cared for at home; and this is all down to the quick response team of the Air Ambulance, Doctors and staff from the North Staffs hospital and most of all to my dear friends Rick and Joanne Hampton for being first on the scene and putting my mum into the recovery position.  Without these people I would not have my mum here today, how can I ever repay them?  Truly I can’t.  This could have been a very different story in memory of, rather than a celebration of Mum!   So I sincerely ask you to help support our chosen charity 'Headway North Staffordshire' who have been a fantastic support to my mum and my family following mum’s injury.  We are raising money to purchase a mini bus for the centre, this will enable the centre to collect the service users and take them home, take them to appointments and day trips.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]The target set will enable Headway North Staffordshire to purchase the mini bus and make adaptations required for the service users.[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Many thanks[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]Lisa, Emma, Karen, Pete and Debbie x[/p][lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.552000045776367px;"[gt]PS - All money raised will go direct to Headway North Staffordshire[/p]

Supporters


May 28, 2014

Anonymous

Good Luck Deb, what a very worthy cause mx

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May 20, 2014

Anonymous

Congratulations on completing your 10k for such a wonderful cause x

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May 20, 2014

Anonymous

what a great and amazing thing to do - good luck x

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May 19, 2014

Anonymous

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May 19, 2014

Anonymous

Well done to all

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May 18, 2014

HOLMSHAWS

WELL DONE!

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May 18, 2014

Anonymous

Well done everyone, you are all stars!!!

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May 18, 2014

Julia Francis

Fab achievement today team, well done. Xxx

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May 18, 2014

Anonymous

Well done Karen and team! xx

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May 18, 2014

Anonymous

Good luck!

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Pete Boyle

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