Izzy PR arranged for Meridian TV to film a friend of ours playing golf for the first time after being paralysed two years ago.
Darren Bovis, who is the former chairman of ABG, the Faversham area networking group we go to every week, is raising funds for an adaptive golf cart, which will get him back to his beloved golf again.
We’re helping to raise his profile in the media and were pleased to have Meridian TV along to see him trialling the golf kit for the first time, and also playing golf again for the first time in two years too at Chestfield Golf Course.
In 2020, after raking leaves in his garden, Darren felt a pain in his back. What started as a twinge led to him shockingly losing the use of his legs two days later and becoming paralysed from the waist down, caused by a disc compressing his spine.
After six months’ intensive rehabilitation, it was feared Darren would never walk unaided again but then he discovered the Rewalk machine – a state-of-the-art exoskeleton device which gives him the ability to stand, walk and even climb stairs. It is also helping Darren to regain small areas of feeling in his legs.
ParaGolfer is an adaptive golf cart which allows him to stand for shots and is also a mobile caddy, giving him the ability to independently move his golf bag around the course.
The technology comes with a hefty price tag – £25,000; with the help of his friends, Darren is hoping to raise the funds needed to buy his own.
Kent cricket star and long-time family friend, Joe Denly is also backing his pal to help raise the cash he needs to change his life.
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