The Alfred's Father's Day Appeal
This Father’s Day, you can give trauma patients like Luke the best chance of returning home to loved ones.
Luke Taylor is a loving, single dad in his mid-thirties. He is a building designer who lives in Ballarat. He is passionate about cycling and he is passionate about his family. Most importantly, his eight-year-old son, Alfie.
On a Saturday morning in May this year, Luke jumped on his bicycle and set off for a ride in the country. Until, seemingly out of nowhere, he was hit by a car.
“I remember feeling this huge, heavy, hard impact. I looked down at my body, and it was like something from a war movie. I immediately thought ‘I’m going to lose my arm and my leg’. The pain was unlike anything I’ve experienced before – it was shocking. It was like I needed to move everything into a different position, but there was no movement. I’ve since been told all I was talking about was my son: ‘Who’s going to look after Alfie, what’s going to happen to him – he can’t see me like this’.” – Luke Taylor
His injuries were devastating. After extensive and complex surgery by Alfred emergency clinicians, Luke’s life was saved.
Against all odds, Luke not only survived the accident, but has now progressed to the rehabilitation phase of his care. Luke’s recovery is testament to the exceptional, specialised care and attention he received by The Alfred’s trauma clinicians.
Luke is thankful for the compassion and expertise that The Alfred clinical staff showed:
“It was really incredible, just the way they took care of me and did everything for me. The medical support I’ve received at The Alfred has been brilliant. They made me feel like an absolute V.I.P.”
Your gift will go toward The Alfred’s Trauma Service expansion, helping our medical staff mend broken bodies and give life-changing treatment to people so that they can go home to the loved ones who are waiting for them.
Many patients in our care following a trauma deeply hope that they will be able to spend quality time with their families for Father’s Day.
By donating to The Alfred’s Trauma Service Expansion you can help turn that hope into a reality. As Luke said recently:
"I just have to keep getting a little better every day. At the moment my whole focus is on today and living in the moment. But I’m really hoping to be able to spend Father’s Day with Alfie. Perhaps go to a footy game together, or take him somewhere he likes to eat for dinner. I think that would be pretty special.”