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BRAIN APPEAL: Survivor of Watford serious head injury runs London Marathon

 Published on: 15th October 2022   |   By: Christina Pantelly   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man who suffered life-threatening head injuries after he was attacked by a group of men in Watford has run the London Marathon.

David Maloney and his brother Lee completed the marathon on October 2 to raise funds for The National Brain Appeal charity.

On his way home after celebrating his 23rd birthday in 2010, David was assaulted on Watford High Street and suffered life-threatening head injuries, which took him several years to recover from.

David, now 35, has raised more than £12,000 for The National Brain Appeal over the last five years through different activities.

Speaking before the race, he said: “Twelve years ago, I was in intensive care with my family being told I may not survive. Thanks to the incredible staff at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosciences, I did. I managed to rebuild my life. Life was a struggle day in day out for several years. But I can safely say now that I have made as full a recovery as I could have hoped for and feel there is nothing that physically limits me in anything I want to do.

“Running the marathon for The National Brain Appeal is a wonderful way to show my gratitude to the doctors and nurses who saved my life.”

Lee added: “This will be my first marathon and I have really enjoyed the training. The most important thing for me is raising money for the charity that gave me my brother back. We’re going to run the course together as much as we can. It will feel special.”

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