Help us to give Debbie back her independence
7:47am 1st July 2011
On 12th December 2009 Debbie Plowman’s life changed forever.
After falling from a height of only 30cm while at an exercise class, she is now paralysed from the neck down and unable to speak.
Before the accident Debbie was a young mother of two, living an active and full life in York. Today Debbie is a Tetraplegic and can only breathe through a ventilator. She can feel her limbs but cannot move them. Debbie’s accident has not only changed her life, it has also devastated the lives of her husband Chris and their two young children; Jack and Ruby, who all want nothing more than to be held by their wife and mother.
The Debbie Plowman Happy Faces Trust is a registered charity established by Debbie’s friends and family to raise vital funds that will not only help to pay for Debbie’s care but also give her back some independence and hopefully help her to come home so that she may see her children grow up. Funds raised will help to buy vital equipment, speech therapy, mobility transport, iris recognition technology to allow Debbie to communicate and physiotherapy. Other beneficiaries are, Spinal Research UK, The Osborn Spinal Unit and Lascelles Rehabilitation Centre.
In order to raise funds for the Debbie Plowman Happy Faces Trust, Heworth ARLFC are hosting a Tag Rugby Charity Fun Day on 2nd July 2011. The tournament will start at 1pm and there will be lots of family fun to be had! There is a hog roast & barbecue, bouncy castle, goal kicking competition and raffle. The bar will be open and parking is available. Entrance costs £5 and children and OAP’s go free.
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