Whole School Walk for Noah - Sunday 12 September
9 September 2021
Stoic, Noah Cosby (Upper Sixth, Temple), suffered a terrible accident in March of this year while practising Freestyle Motocross (also known as FMX). Noah broke his back in two places and is paralysed from the chest down. Six hours of emergency spinal surgery at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford saw two titanium rods and nine screws straightened Noah’s T6 and T7 vertebrae, providing him with an internal scaffold tower to steady the injuries.
Noah has resumed his Sixth Form studies at Stowe. His incredibly positive mind-set tells him that he will walk again, but to give him every possible chance, he needs full-time physiotherapy, not just the three hours a week which is currently available at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. He needs hydrotherapy, robotic stimulation and options and therapies that are only available through the private sector and come with a hefty price tag.
The Cosby family have been overwhelmed both by the generosity of donations and all the words of encouragement and support received to date.
To support Noah Cosby’s physiotherapy and rehabilitation, we are holding a whole School charity walk on Sunday 12 September to raise further funds. The target is to cover 9545.67 Kilometres (the distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Stadium in Tokyo back to Stowe) and to raise £10,000. If each pupil walks the 10.54 km circuit and raises £1 for each kilometre walked, we will reach our target. It would be even better to exceed this target.
Any support you can give to the Stowe Community as we embark on this fundraising mission is gratefully received, and very much appreciated, thank you.