News | Aug 08 2019

Charlie Wynn needs support

A fundraising effort is underway to help Charlie Wynn as he recovers from a serious brain injury
Charlie Wynn
Philip Sharkey

CHARLIE WYNN, a popular boxer, suffered a grim injury in 2018 whilst he was preparing for only his third professional contest.

Just in training, towards the end of a sparring session he became weak and lost consciousness. He was taken to Kings College Hospital where his family were told he had suffered an acute subdural haematoma (a large brain bleed). He had to have emergency lifesaving surgery where a portion of his skull was removed to relieve dangerous pressure. The operation was successful and the bleed evacuated but Charlie’s brain had been significantly injured as a result.

Wynn suffered a setback and needed more surgery. His family had to move Charlie to a new rehabilitation centre in Kent and he had to begin his journey all over again. A fundraising effort is underway to support his recovery.

His family said: “He has surpassed all of our expectations, the true fighter in him shines through every day. This is typical Charlie, a determined and strong willed young man. The money that has been raised so far has been a God send. It has helped ease some of the financial pressures and enabled us not only to keep a roof over our heads but begin to think about the adjustments to our home, to accommodate Charlie’s future needs, as our ultimate goal is to get Charlie home.

“It is impossible to know how long his recovery will take and that is why we are so appreciative of your continued support. In such a difficult time, it is so comforting to know that there as so many kind and caring people out there. We are truly overwhelmed. Words will never be enough to express our gratitude.”

To help Charlie Go Fund Me pages have been set up, including: https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-york-marathon-for-charlie-wynn

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