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Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

FAST - Let's Help to Give Dave White the Best Christmas Present Ever!

Started by Started by: Jackie
Web linkWeb:https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/whitey
FAST is definitely the word that defines Dave White, The Mighty Whitey.

Dave broke the World Production Board Speed Record at his first event in 1990! Photographer, Editor of
Boards Magazine - his passion for windsurfing is as immense as the man himself. Over the years, Whitey has been beyond generous in sharing his time and knowledge.

Sadly, Dave's Speed career came to an abrupt halt last year, when he suffered a stroke while windsurfing in Mauritius.

To ensure the best chance of recovery, speed is everything in the treatment of stroke. The mnemonic for treatment and recognition of a stroke is act F.A.S.T;

F - Facial Weakness. Can the patient smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?

A - Arm Weakness. Can they raise both arms?

S - Speech Problems. Can they speak clearly and understand you?

T - Time. Time to call 999 immediately if you see any of these symptoms.

Unfortunately, on this occasion speed was not on Dave?s side. Suffering the stroke abroad and on the water, it was over an hour before he received treatment.

In the last year, Dave?s competitive determination and superb support from the NHS has brought his recovery a long way. To move forward, however, Dave needs specialist help and equipment which is beyond the scope of the NHS.

If you want to give Dave the best Christmas Present ever, a Just Giving page has been set up to raise the money needed to take his recovery and rehabilitation to the next level. Every little helps, so please be generous and let?s all do our bit to hep Dave to get back walking, behind a lens or ultimately, maybe even windsurfing again.


Last updated: 15/12/17 09:58 By: Jackie
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