Our blogging friend Ami from https://undercoversuperhero.com/ is participating in a fundraising event with her husband to raise money for the unit that helped her through a long illness, and continues to help her and others today.
This is her post about that.
We’re Fundraising for the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Departments.
You may have already seen by now that me and Ewan are taking part in the Superhero Tri this year to raise money for the physiotherapy and occupational therapy departments at the rehabilitation centre where I stayed for 6 months in 2018.
If you’re unfamiliar with my story, in 2018 I almost died from double pneumonia, as I slowly recovered I realised I had lost the ability to do everything apart from moving my eyes or turning my head.
I had to learn everything again from writing, typing, brushing my hair and teeth, eating and drinking, to sitting in a chair, sitting up without support, standing up and walking.
In total, I spent 3 months in hospital and 6 months at the rehabilitation centre. It was at rehab where everything changed.
On my first day there, I was dependent on a hoist, but by discharge day I was able to walk with a walking frame (with 2 people assisting me).
I could write a book about how much the staff mean to me, they really are extraordinary people and are the real superheroes.
We’re almost halfway towards our fundraising goal (thank you so much if you’ve donated already!) and I know times are tough right now so if you’re unable to donate, can you please share this far and wide?
Thank you so much!
Here’s my fundraising page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ami-Hook-Ireland
If it is possible for you to help with a donation of any amount, please follow the link. If not, then please share this post on any social media you are a member of.