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Bucks wife's appeal for us to help paralysed husband

Gillian Carter's other half Tim had a freak accident last year and their world was turned upside down.

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:43am 11th March 2020. 3-minute read.

Bucks wife's appeal for us to help paralysed husband

After her husband was paralysed in a freak accident last year, an Aylesbury Vale woman needs your help to raise £10,000.

Gillian Carter's other half Tim was up a tree trimming it back, got hit by a branch and then fell to the ground and he's been in Stoke Mandeville Hospital ever since.

Gillian said:

"I was standing on the ground watching him, I heard this God-awful crack and I leapt out of the way and when I turned back, he had been knocked onto the ground from the scaffolding.

"The tree had hit him in the face, so it had damaged his face, smashed his nose and there was blood everywhere.

"I thought he was dead."

Luckily Tim wasn't dead but has been left with life-changing injuries.

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The couple have had to give up the home they loved and move to a more accessible place.

Gillian added;

"He still looks like himself, luckily and mentally he's still absolutely 100% but his hands are not functioning properly.

"It's very tragic because he was such a practical person.

"We renovated our house, he made things, made furniture and was a great snooker player.

"All the things we had planned to do have been taken away from us."

So now Tim needs extra help for when he is discharged from hospital and that is where the fundraising comes in.

They want to buy a power pack for his manual wheelchair, to make things easier for Tim, as well as an attachment for the front so Tim can go for walks with his beloved dog.

Gillian told us what this might mean:

"I would hope that in the future we can both accept what what the suture is and what our life is now, because it's not the life we had or wanted to have. but we can make the most of a bad situation."

If you can help them out, donate here.

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