I’M really excited about doing my bike ride this Sunday and it’s great I can give something back to everyone at the unit in Oxford who did so much for me.
What those guys did for me after my accident was amazing, and without them things might have been different.
The first few days of being awake, I really don’t remember much of at all because I was still pretty dosed up and it’s all very blurry. Then, on the Thursday I was like ‘woah, I’m in hospital and I’ve got a broken ankle’ that’s all I can remember.
I can’t really speak highly enough of the staff there because they were awesome, I remember bugging one guy all the time to take me out in the wheelchair. We’d get back and I’d lie in bed for a bit and then I’d ask him if he would take me out again, I was like that with him all day and every time he would take me down the corridor.
I think I surprised them with my progress. My mum’s been sorting things out with the nurses for the ride and one of them said to her, ‘that’s great but Darryl won’t be doing it, will he?’ and they couldn’t believe it when mum said I was because they didn’t think I would be able to.
I’m not sure what they will spend the money on exactly but wherever it goes it will be a great help I’m sure. I’ve got a big cheque to present to them when I get there and I will put the total on there, so that should be good.
It’s going to be hard but I’ve done a lot of training and worked really hard so hopefully it will
I’m really grateful for all the sponsorship I’ve had, the Just Giving page has been awesome and the fans of the Robins have given loads of money which really is going to such a good cause.