Homeward Bound

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Michael was born in 2002, lived in Lutterworth in Leicestershire and attended Sherrier Primary School at the time of his injury. He was an active member of the Lutterworth cub scouts a member of the under 10’s rugby team at Lutterworth Rugby Club and in his second year at Lutterworth Cricket Club. Michael excelled at school and was the school council representative for his class and like any 9 year boy he was a big fan of his iPod, Lego, Nerf Guns and Minecraft.

On August 12 2011 Michael suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury (aged 9), following a catalogue of care errors after a successful appendectomy operation in Leicester Royal Infirmary and at the time he was not expected to survive more the two weeks. As a result of these injuries Michael can no longer talk, is tetraplegic (totally paralysed) and has limited vision. Since then Mikey has fought a hard battle and has not been away from a health care environment since August 2011 and he now requires one to one care 24 hours a day.

It is our aim to get Michael home to Lutterworth in November 2014 which will be 3 years 4 months after he first went in to hospital. This page is designed to provide updates on Michael’s progress and give people the opportunity to help/contribute to Mikey’s fund so we can make his transition home as straight forward as possible.

UPDATE: Sorry its been a long time but its been a busy year. Michael finally arrived how on August17th 2016 and has been attending Ashmount School in Loughborough since November.  We have also recently been on our first holiday to Centre Parcs in the Sherwood Forest which was a huge success.

Michael at Centre Parcs

UPDATE: It now looks like Mikey will be home in March 2015

UPDATE: It now looks like Mikey will be home in May 2015

Any funds raised over and above Mikey’s needs will be donated to organisations who specialise in supporting children with long term illness and provide support for the families of poorly children.