I don't think any of us have ever seen anyone fight as hard as James does every day. He was given 24-48 hours to live back in May and since then he has defied all odds that have been put against him and is focused on one goal, getting out of that hospital bed and going home for Christmas with his family.
There is no better example of love than his Mum and Dad. They have been visiting him every morning and afternoon since the day he was admitted which is taking a huge toll on them. In non-Covid times he would have a queue of people around the block waiting to visit him. People would have been able to drop in to keep him and his parent's company, but obviously we are super limited in what we can do to support and it is just the three of them every day even though they know that we are all here.
So many people have been asking over the last few months if there is anything they can do to help. Unfortunately, cases of prosecco are off the cards for a while but his medical team have indicated that they would like to have him home before Christmas and in order for this to happen his parent's will need to make significant renovations to their house. As well as the redesign to support his mobility, he will have a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him.
With this in mind, we have set up a page where we would like to arrange a monetary gift for him and his parents. As you all know how proud James and his family are, this was a private page for direct friends and family only. Due to the incredible response of his friends and family this has now been shared publicly and to see the response from people touched by James story is truly humbling.
He is having a tough few weeks so keeping his morale and determination up is the no.1 focus especially at the moment. With this in mind we would like to give this gift to him and his parents as soon as possible.
If you could please leave your name (and message if you want) for James when you submit, we will put everyone's name and message in a big card that will be given to him and his parents.
Thanks everyone, you're all a friend of James which means you are all great, he has fabulous taste.
- Patrick Fleming
- zach coyne
- Oriana Oriana
- Grace O'Malley
- Leah Caul
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