I visited Steve in hospital on Boxing Day and gave him his own copy of the calendar. It made him laugh and he is very touched by everyone’s generosity and messages of support. He is now able to sit up in a wheelchair for several hours a day, which has made a huge difference to his quality of life after only being able to stare at the ceiling for the last six months. Discussions are now taking place to plan the complex care package that will be required to enable Steve to come home. Although this remains a long way off, it is a real sign of hope for his family and friends.
Thanks to readers of the blog who have bought the calendar or made a donation.