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Stroke patient doing sponsored walk throughout April to raise money for life-saving Royal Preston Hospital ward

Posted on - 26th March, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Charlene Carrington
Charlene Carrington

Charlene Carrington will be walking two miles a day in April to raise money for Royal Preston Hospital’s Neurosurgery ward.

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Ward 2a treated Charlene when she suffered a right sided intracranial haemorrhage in July 2019, resulting in a stroke aged 23.

Charlene received life saving surgery at the hospital where they drained blood out of her brain and she describes the ward as getting her ‘through the most traumatic experience of [her] life.’

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Charlene said: “The nurses on 2a were my angels in disguise and I will never forget the love and support they provided me with.

“The stroke left me unable to walk or use my left side, so I was sent to a neuro rehabilitation centre where I received intensive physio, fast forward four months and I walked out of that very building with my head held high.

“Mobility was effected substantially because of the stroke and caused me to suffer tirelessly with my mental health.”

Charlene Carrington
Charlene Carrington

Charlene will start her challenge in April where she will walk two miles every day, something that seemed impossible when she first suffered her stroke.

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Charlene added: “I am going to walk two miles a day for the whole of April, something which seemed impossible a year ago, I want to try give back, I could never because they saved my life but if I can at least raise some good money for the neuro department at Royal Preston Hospital, I will beat all the physical obstacles that I will face in April.

“They are worth it. The nurses believed in me from the very beginning, comforted me when I cried and never left my side, I’m forever grateful.”

You can donate to Charlene’s Just Giving page here.

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