Richard Joy has many reasons to be thankful to the Wessex Neurological Centre....
At the age of just 7 years old he was tragically run over, suffering brain damage and requiring three months of care at the unit before being discharged and embarking on a long road to recovery.
In April 2006 Richard suffered thunderclap headaches, and following scans received the devastating news that he had a bleed on the brain, and was again transferred to the Wessex Neurological Centre.
"Within the Hospital I was treated with the upmost care and I thank them for the help they gave me to live. I believe that if I didn’t get treated in time I feel that if it went on for another day then I most probably would not be here today to tell the tale".
Unbelievably, in the summer of 2018, Richards family were reliant on the expert care of the Wessex Neurological Centre, when his dad was taken ill following prolonged headaches and required surgery to remove a blood clot on the brain.
Richard would now like to raise money for the Wessex Neurological Unit to thank everyone who have helped him and his family and given him the opportunity to "live and ride". And so he plans to undertake the London Nightrider in June. This is an after dark cycling challenge, passing many of London's iconic landmarks on its 50km or 100km route.
We wish Richard the best of luck with his
To read Richards story and donate, please visit his fundraising page HERE