My grandson Luke, aged 14, suffered a spinal stroke on New Year's Eve 2015. Spinal
strokes are rare in adults but almost unheard of in children. It left him completely
paralysed from the neck down. His parents Lara and Wayne have been with him at Manchester
Children's Hospital since it has happened. We have no idea of the eventual outcome
he is still on a ventilator and has only small movements in his hands and feet. He
is a very brave boy often in pain but supported by tireless parents He is is still
able to smile. The attached article gives more detail.
We have just begun to realise the level of long term support the family is going
to need. Friends of Lara have launched an appeal for the family at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/paula-kelly.
Any support you can give would much appreciated and if you can pass this article
onto friends it would help to spread the word. If anybody has any contacts in national
media could you try to interest them in the story.