Lee Evans - Stroke Survivor Tri09 March 2021
Lee is currently taking on his own marathon challenge: the ‘Stroke Survivor Tri’. From the 1st of March, every day for 26 days, he is doing: a 3.1 mile run, 3.1 Tab/Loaded March and a 20 mile cycle (26.2 miles a day and 681.2 miles in total)!
Lee has set himself this epic trial to say a huge thank you to the staff here at St Georges and Queen Mary’s Hospitals. In 2016 his Mum (Susan Evans) suffered a stroke which changed her life significantly, as well as her families. In Lee’s words:
‘If it wasn’t the quick reactions from the paramedics to the specialist doctors/ nurses in the Neuro ICU she wouldn’t be here today. For that I cannot thank them enough’.
Once Lee’s Mum, was stabilised and showed some progress over the coming weeks, she was then cleared to be transferred to St Helier Hospital. Following a short stay, Susan was then moved to Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton where the hard work began. Luckily her speech wasn’t affected too much but she was unable to walk or move one of her arms. With the hard work and dedication from all the staff at Queen Mary’s Hospital she eventually managed to walk out of the hospital by herself!
For the whole family it has not been easy to adapt to the new ‘normal’ Lee shared:
‘My dad has been a massive rock to my mum; he had to give up his job to become a full time carer. I cannot stress enough that I have been in some tight situations within my line of work but mum & dad are my heroes.’
Here at St George’s Hospital Charity we are so grateful for all of Lee’s support and fundraising. Shannon Gleave, one of our Community and Events Fundraisers said: ‘We truly cannot thank Lee enough for his dedication to supporting our hospitals and to taking on the incredible challenge – the ‘Stroke Survivor Tri’. All the funds Lee raises will be going to support the Neuro Intensive Care Unit and the Neurorehabilitation Centre at St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals.’
So far Lee has raised a fantastic £1,165! Please get involved and show your support to Lee – donate to his page today!
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