A few people have been in to see Will at the specialist charity hospital in Putney, so this post contains a few pictures of how he is doing. The hospital is The Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability and they combine clinical care with specialist therapies and innovative technologies making makes a vital difference to the lives of profoundly disabled adults with acquired brain injuries and degenerative neurological conditions, such as Huntington’s disease. Music is a big part of rehabilitation, which will please Will as he is such a music lover.
They are fund raising for a new state of the art Therapy Hub. Rehabilitation takes place in two gyms, on the wards and in ad hoc space, which means that patients can often be seen learning to walk again along the main corridor. Both of the gyms are dated, lack privacy and are in desperate need of modernisation.
Despite these less-than-ideal facilities, they get lots of positive feedback from patients and families, and their Brain Injury Service was recently shortlisted for a LaingBuisson Award for service excellence. Imagine how they could help their patients if they could upgrade these facilities. You can donate here – https://www.rhn.org.uk/support-us
Here are some very recent pictures of Will including the latest from his dear friends Richard and Yvonne who came up from Devon again to visit. Thanks to all of you who have been in and I look forward to seeing more of you in August when I come over again. (For some reason I can’t post the pictures! I will attempt to fix this or post them on a new page)