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.