Andy's Story

Andy Blagden is a young man, married to Charlotte and has 3 children; Lauren, Katie and Nathan. (The children were 12, 9 & 2.5 years old at the time of diagnosis).
Andy was diagnosed with a tumour in his spinal cord in June 2013. The tumour was at spinal level Cervical 3 going down to Thoracic 2 (C3-T2). This is incredibly high up the neck and the only option was to operate. This in itself was not without risk but after a 15-16 hour operation the tumour had been removed. The outlook was good. Then Andy became ill....
Early September Andy contracted pneumonia and then sepsis, Andy's kidneys then failed and he was put on constant dialysis for a month and required a blood transfusion during this time.
Andy came through all this but he now lives with the consequences; paralysed from the shoulders down and unable to breathe without ventilatory support, this is his ongoing story of rehabilitation with the goal of getting back home to his family and his future.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Jazz evening auction items

During the evening there will be an auction and here is a list of items that'll be available to bid on; 

Week's holiday accom in luxury 3 bedroomed villa in Lanzarote 
Gloucester Rugby tickets (2) for a match of choice next season
Cheltenham Football tickets (2) for a match next season
Snooker Cue in box signed by 22 championship players 
Slow Cooker 3.2 litre size (Sainsburys)
2 canvas mounted photos of Cotswold scenes 120x80cm
10 beauty items from Boots (Lancome perfume 'Tresor In Love')
De luxe shellac pedicure (Fusion Hairdresser Cheltenham)
Family Leisure Weekend pass (Hallmark Hotel, Glos)
Hamper (M&S)


Jazz evening fundraiser.

This is a really good evening, it was a huge success two years ago and I'm hopeful it will be the same this year. Please do come along if you can as it'll be a good evening out and will also help us with getting Andy home. 

#letsgetandyhome