In May 2020 Joseph was due to attend Buckingham Palace to receive his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Until 1st March 2020 Joe's life was full of Club Hockey, County Cricket, A Level's, Surfing, Skiing. You name it he did it, with passion, energy, and a cheeky grin.
On 1st March 2020, 18 years of energy and laughter came to an abrupt standstill when Joe was hit by a car and received a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, from which he still hasn’t woken up. Please follow this link to read more about TBI https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/individuals/types-of-brain-injury/traumatic-brain-injury/ He has already successfully fought off COVID 19 and is responding to basic stimulus now he is at Leicester General Hospital but does remain in a coma.
Joseph's Journey has been set up with 3 aims in mind.
Firstly, we want to raise awareness of TBI and the devastating impact this can have.
Secondly, by raising awareness we hope you will feel stirred to help us raise funds to help support Sharon and Joe with the path ahead. Nobody knows what the long term impact will be, but we do know that the journey could be long and costly. If our prayers are answered and the miracle of a full recovery happens, all money raised will be donated to charity.
Thirdly to create a space to share things like stories, memories, photos, and fundraising achievements. This will be a place people can visit to get updates on Joe's progress, share their ideas, or just re-connect with the huge amount of love and support there is for Joe and Sharon. This resource will provide Sharon with a place to visit when she wants to play clips to Joe, show him photos and let herself be carried by those around her.
If there is any way you think you can help or would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact Auntie Sal by completing the contact form.
Thank you x