Today is 1 whole year since Will’s accident. Today, a year ago, his life changed in an instant from a small miscalculation perhaps, or a slight imbalance, or who knows what. But his life was put on a different course in that moment.
I have looked back on that day many times; from the first post on Facebook which caught my eye late at night just as I was going to bed, to the following morning dreading what I might find on subsequent posts from multiple friends. At first I was told it might be a hoax, you know -one of those “I’ve lost my wallet on holiday and need you to send me some money” type hoaxes. But quickly I realized it wasn’t a hoax, but a very serious situation which I felt was truly life threatening. Falls onto your head are always bad and they induce all sorts of trauma related effects. Having been a practitioner of brain harmonization neurofeedback for 2 years, I knew what this meant. It meant physical, emotional and mental problems which would need long term attention, that is if he survived.
Like many of you, there were thoughts that it might be best for him not to survive – I know you thought that and I know the feeling that lurks in the depths below that lets the question of our mortality intrude into our personal space. And our dear friend Will, who we may not see that often yet brings such a smile to our insides when we think of, is suddenly on the brink of not being here any more. He was very nearly not here and hundreds of people around the world had his life in their hands.
And now he is in good hands at East Surrey Hospital where he is definitely showing signs of getting better, being more present, stronger and determined to be here against all the odds, with your help, love and encouragement.
Think of him today and in the coming days leading up to his 60th birthday on April 13th when I hope some of you will be able to make it in to see him and celebrate him still being here.