Cam’s stroke

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In late October Cam had to go to hospital by ambulance not once but twice. After being discharged from his first stay in hospital he had to be readmitted due to complications. Cam suffered a serious stroke that left him partially paralysed down his right side and totally paralysed in his right arm including his hand and fingers as well as severe impairment in higher order functioning and moderate speech impairment. Prior to this event Cam was perfectly fit and healthy with no predisposing stroke risk factors. Doctors have concluded that the cause of the stroke was entirely due to stress.

Off memory Cam is being sued by three different people or groups. A collection of public health activists in one, Matt Blomfield in another and Colin Craig in a third. One can only imagine the stress that causes.

Now that more than two months have passed, we have decided it is time to let you, our loyal audience, know what has been going on behind the scenes. There will be no other public announcement or comment regarding Cam’s health other than to say that he is approaching his recovery with typical determination (some would say obsession) and a never-give-up attitude.
Progress is being made, but it is very long and very hard. Cam cannot concentrate, read or take phone calls for more than ten or fifteen minutes a day. He cannot cope with loud noises, background noises or being interrupted and he certainly does not have the ability to form complex thought structures. The vision in Cam’s right eye has also been affected.
On the day he was discharged from hospital Cam was presented with the results of a nerve impulse conduction test performed on his right arm which said there was exactly zero nerve impulse conduction detected by electrodes they had attached to that arm. That test is prognostic of long term outcomes. Obviously, zero nerve impulse conduction means zero movement.

Cam is absolutely determined to battle on. He is one the most determined guys I know. But this is a real battle.

Please help us to help Cam with his recovery by supporting our efforts to minimise further stress which could prove fatal to him. You could do this by donating to his legal fighting fund, buying a subscription to Whaleoil, upgrading your existing subscription, or by buying lots of lovely restaurant quality meat from The Whale Meat Company.
Legal fund details:
Account Number: 12-3084-0009523-50 

I’ve just donated and hope others will also.

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