Will came to us in March 2009 aged 23, and whilst this wasn’t an easy transition for him, he has settled into life here and made good progress thanks to the dedication of the staff at the charity.
Following a serious cycling accident, Will was left in a coma. With incredible determination, Will survived the coma and although the accident left him with limited communication and mobility skills, his resolve to make the most of each day is an inspiration to everyone.
Will is an extremely intelligent young man and before his accident was head boy of Charterhouse school and had secured his place at Oxford University. He was also able to speak several languages, including Latin. His Registered Nurse, Karen, clearly has much affection for Will, and seeing how his face lights up when she enters his room, it is clear that this is reciprocated.
Will is now 33 years old, he’s a bright young man who takes a keen interest in news and politics. He loves motor sports – especially Formula 1. When he first arrived at Care for Veterans, there were five residents of a similar age – currently, he is the only resident in his thirties. Will has shown incredible tenacity and resilience to have made it this far. Now, his Occupational Therapy (OT) team are keen to set up a new programme of ‘age-appropriate activities’. They want to boost his confidence, give him activities to look forward to … and put a sparkle back in his eyes.
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