‘We aren't giving up!’: Heartfelt thanks as paralysed Ripon teenager receives 'best possible care' in fight to walk
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Alan Nowicki, 15, was exercising on pull up bars in his home at his sister's 18th birthday party when he fell, and immediately lost feeling in his body.
With help from his teacher, Upstage Academy founder Amelia Urukalo, Alan’s loving family launched a campaign to raise £20,000 to a strict deadline if Alan was to receive the best chance to regain the use of his legs.
After successfully raising the money in time, Alan has been safely transferred to the rehabilitation clinic in Poland where he is now settled and determined to walk again.
The Nowicki family have expressed their heartfelt thanks and deep gratitude for the incredible support received so far.
Whilst the target has been met, the family's update stressed that ongoing support is necessary during Alan’s rehabilitation as costs continue to hit the family.
In an update Kamila Nowicka, Alan’s mother, said: “Firstly, thank you for your kindness, support and generosity.
“You have made Alan’s rehabilitation possible.
“We safely landed in Poland last night and settled in the clinic today.
“Alan will have a specialist’s consultation and full rehabilitation/physiotherapy assessment tomorrow after which he will begin his hard work towards his recovery.
“We are hopeful, positive and aren't giving up!
“If you can, please keep supporting us, there will be loads more costs and expenses coming our way as we go.
“We are grateful for all the help so far - you have made Alan’s stay at one of the best rehab places possible, you are all amazing.
“Alan’s future is very uncertain at this moment in time but there is something that we know already - he will make the most of his stay and will come back home stronger and healthier.
“Here’s to the best possible outcome!
To help Alan and his family during this challenging time visit the family’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-with-intensive-neurorehabilitation