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From adversity to gratitude, running 26 miles for Guy’s and St Thomas’

01.02.18 Categories: Patient stories, Supporter stories,

Laurence Olding will be raising money for Guy's and St Thomas' to thank them for the care he received following an injury from the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France.

In July 2016, while on holiday in France, Laurence sadly got caught up in the horrific Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice. Although lucky not to be more seriously injured, he suffered a severe fracture to his right wrist, breaking his bone in over a dozen places.

On returning to the UK, he was treated initially at A&E at St Thomas' and then under the care of Mr Garagnani and the orthopaedic team at Guy's Hospital.

After the attack and during initial recovery, Laurence was unable to exercise or run, however, due to outstanding care and a supportive team, Laurence has now successfully regained most of the movement back in his wrist.

'The team gave a real focus on getting the best possible outcome in repairing my wrist, and not just patching it up, an approach for which I am very grateful'

To thank Guy’s and St Thomas’, Laurence will be running the 2018 London Marathon to raise money and help them continue their excellent work in improving the lives of patients requiring orthopaedic surgery.

You can donate to Laurence's fundraising campaign here. You can also find out more about how you can support Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital.