On New Year’s Eve last year, father of three Tom Morris, 50, from Woodgate was knocked off his bicycle on his way to work at Millennium Point. Luckily for Tom, the accident happened close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and emergency services were quickly on the scene.
Tom suffered a severe head injury and doctors told his family that he needed an operation on his head. Medics said at that time that they believed there was a 90% chance that Tom would not survive. Thanks to the hard work of the staff at the QE he did come through the operation. However, he has remained in a coma and is currently still being cared for at the QE.
Tom’s eldest son Sean, 23, from Northfield arranged a fundraising event in support of the charity Headway back in May. The event was held at The Big Bull’s Head in Digbeth where Tom was a regular before his accident.
Now, one of Sean’s close friends, Dan Hunt, 23 and also from Northfield, is to raise more funds for Headway by running the 13.1 miles of the BUPA Great Birmingham Run this Sunday 21st October.
Headway West Midlands provides information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers and promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury. From their base on Great Park, Rubery, the work that the charity does gives people like Tom a chance to survive, recover and get the support that they need.
To support Dan and Headway, you can donate through his Just Giving sponsor page.
Good luck from all at B31 Voices, Dan!