In mid-December 2016, whilst attending a Business conference in Germany, our colleague Gary experienced a unique accident that left him requiring emergency surgery to both his neck and spine. Due to the injuries caused, Gary was left in a state of complete paralysis from the neck level down being unable to use his body, hands, arms or legs. After spending a week in intensive care in Osnabrück, he then spent a further 5 weeks in a specialist spinal centre in Bochum (Germany). When Gary was strong and stable enough, he was airlifted back to the Princess Royal Spinal Centre (Sheffield, UK ) where he remained in rehabilitation for a further term of 6 weeks.
Now, eight months on from the traumatic accident, Gary continues to make a determined recovery through hard work and mental positivity. His aim being to get back onto a bicycle and raise money for the wonderful professionals and fellow patients that he met on his journey of recovery, cycling to each of the three Specialist Hospitals where he was excellently cared for both in the UK and Germany.
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We are incredibly proud of our colleagues and admire Gary for his determination, who is strongly motivating and inspiring other patients.
Become part of the event and help us raise as much money as possible for the Specialist Hospitals so that the opportunities for patients to recover will be improved or to simply make their time a bit easier during this hardship.
Dates & Outline
The journey starts on the 08.09.2017 cycling from Princess Royal Spinal Centre in Sheffield to Hull, taking the overnight ferry to Rotterdam, through the Netherlands, where Andre Jansen from our Dutch office will join them on their way to Germany to visit the remaining Hospitals in both Bochum and Osnabrück. Finally finishing at the new and impressive Solarlux Headquarters in Melle, Germany on 12.09.2017.
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