Paul's story | Action Medical Research

Paul's story

"Paul was a very strong character with real charisma. He strove to live life to the full despite his disability. Without Action Medical Research, we know Paul's life would have been less fulfilling. So we have decided to leave a gift in our wills to fund the type of breakthroughs that made a real difference to his life."

​Paul suffered from spina bifida and hydrocephalus. However at only two and a half years old he was trained to trial a walking device called a Reciprocating Gait Orthosis. This revolutionary mechanism was developed at Salford Hope Hospital, thanks to funding from Action.

This proved a turning point as Paul’s quality of life was transformed.

Afterwards Paul really lived life to the full. He was able to attend his local school along with his friends and he also enjoyed regular trips to support his beloved Manchester United.

Anne and Stuart Simpson belong to that very special group of supporters who have pledged Action Medical Research a gift in their wills. Their gift will be in loving memory of their son Paul.

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