A Hemel Hempstead mum and her two children have decided to raise money for the Stroke Association after husband Graeme Simpson suffered a huge stroke in January.
Mum Marie Simpson (40) and children Joseph (19) and Lucie (16) are taking on the Stride for Stroke challenge and walking 1.2 million steps in 120 days to raise funds and help those in need.
Graeme (40) tested positive for COVID-19 on December 22, on January 3 he suffered a stroke in the MCA area on his left side of the brain and was in resus.
Graeme was transferred to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) in London and his family was informed the next three – five days were going to be critical.
Marie said: “It is now seven weeks into his recovery and Graeme has a long way yet to go with months and months ahead of rehabilitation as an inpatient.
“Graeme’s parietal lobe has been severely affected and he has quite a journey ahead of him to regain his speech, mobility, and cognitive skills. We are so proud of what Graeme has achieved so far but understand that it’s not going to be a straightforward fix.
“We are so grateful for all the medical assistance Graeme has received this far and will continue to benefit from over the coming months and years.”
The Simpson family has so far raised £3.400, to donate, search for “The Simpsons” on Justgiving.com