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DANIEL’S DETERMINATION: Fundraiser for Hemel Hempstead man after spiking incident raises nearly £100,000

 Published on: 27th November 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

A fundraiser for a Hemel Hempstead resident who suffered a cardiac arrest after his drink was spiked has nearly reached its target of £100,000.

Daniel Cain was an incredibly fit and healthy 20 year old who played for several teams, including Hemel Town Youth FC and Arsenal FC pre-academy. He is a qualified electrical service engineer who had worked on global and domestic projects from Google’s offices in Germany.

In June 2020, Daniel’s drink was spiked. He suffered a cardiac arrest and was in a coma for 25 days. When he came round, he was tetraplegic, meaning he has only restricted movement of his upper body.

After two-and-a-half years in hospital, Daniel returned home in December 2022, but is still confined to a wheelchair and relies on 24-hour care.

His sister Natalie set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for NHS-funded rehabilitation sessions with the help of Hemel-based charity organisation Neurokinex. The page has now raised nearly £100,000.

Natalie said: “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.

“Daniel has been through the agonising journey of recovery from a coma to home. He now has the challenging journey of rehabilitation.”

To donate, visit the GoFundMe.

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