In March 2015 and at around 10 weeks pregnant, Lisa suffered a brain hemorrhage followed by a stroke. Lisa has always been a fighter, and after 2 weeks in ICU, she pulled through! We are so lucky to have our Lisa survive this traumatic event. Luckily, the right side of Lisa's body is completely fine, however she has very limited mobility on the left side of her body. Physio and rehab are extremely important now to build her strength again for when the baby comes in September.
Rehabilitation is key in getting Lisa back on her feet as being Mum to two small children is hard enough without having to deal with not being able to use your left side. Lisa is a great Mum! We want to see her back doing what she does best, and at home with her young family.
Lisa's treatment has been fantastic so far. But we are looking at alternative private treatment programs which could benefit Lisa and speed up her recovery.
We are running a half marathon to raise money and awareness for alternative stroke treatments for Lisa.
The treatment that we are most interested in is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). It can produce really positive results in stroke survivors. The Hyperbaric Oxygen Centre in Larne has a treatment program for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which we would like Lisa to have and what we will use the funding for.
4th October - Half Marathon in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
From Blue View Divers, Kris Scope and I are running a half marathon for Lisa on 4th October. It's the first time we have done anything like this! Pee Nok and Rid will be coming in support of us and doing the 3.5km fun run! We enroll on 3rd October, which is Lisa's birthday.
ANY sponsorship big or small is greatly appreciated and will be put to great use to help give Lisa the quality of life she deserves.