On BBC Radio Hereford Jan 5th

Maya Marchington and I will be on the Toni and Elliott Breakfast show on BBC Hereford tomorrow morning (Jan 5th) at 6am and 7am. Tune in locally or online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0295ck3 or stream it at http://bbchereford.radio.net to hear the latest on the story so far.

Maya will be talking about her work preparing for his arrival while I will talk about getting him ready here in Lima.

Meanwhile today, Rosemary is here on her weekly visit to see Will and catch up on his progress with Frances and Denise, as well as a well deserved cup of tea.

Rosemary has also written to the English speaking community in Lima to help raise donations for the last few weeks before his flight.  At the moment we need about $500 a week and the ambulance costs at either end, so help if you can to get us to Jan 18th.

Your donations have already bought all 3 tickets we needed, so thank you for getting to the goal before the new year.

Keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We do tell him every day that you are all out there supporting his safe return.


Ongoing care target

It’s been a whirlwind of activity here since I landed, with 4 different nurses coming to the house, 2 per day, feeding him 6 times a day, changing whenever he needs it and moving him into different positions every 2 hours.

Frances and Denise are supervising as each nurse has varying skill levels and understanding of what he needs, while the house maid cooks and prepares meals and cleans up!  I am gaining an intimate knowledge of what it takes to look after just 1 person, so be grateful when you see a nurse!

Frances and Cesar consult on the best position for him while Jorge hydrates and feeds.

This new target is for his ongoing weekly care needs which is running at about $500 per week and the two sets of ambulances getting him to and from the aircraft.  We still don’t have a definitive destination but I will be working on that once everyone is back from the holiday.

I know we have all done a remarkable job getting the flight funds getting us to the end of the year and there is only 17 days to go until he gets on board, so anything you can spare will be appreciated.