Update on Mark’s Condition


Just a brief update on Mark’s condition.

Mark is still in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he’s getting expert and incredibly caring medical support from both the ICU team and the orthopaedic team there.

Mark’s family, Simone and her family are at his bedside. Every hour is different as they try to best manage his pain and his injuries.

We won’t have much to update you in terms of his medical condition for the time being. Each day so far has brought slight improvements. The doctors are rightly being very cautious and letting Mark’s body recover from the initial trauma of the fall before making any further moves. They’re monitoring his progress continually and it will be a gradual process towards recovery.

Mark is aware of all the messages of goodwill and hope, and speaks of the immense love he and his family are recieving. They have felt everything over the past seven days but alone. Mark extends his appreciation to everyone and thanks people for respecting his and his family’s privacy at this traumatic time. 

Thanks also again to his friends who helped him in the immediate aftermath of the fall and to the fantastic hospital staff in Royal Berkshire.

We’ll keep you posted with news as appropriate.


9 Responses to “Update on Mark’s Condition”

  1. 1 Tim Chrishop July 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Our prayers are with you and your families. TC

  2. 2 Anne Cahill July 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

    We are avidly following your progress via your blog and friends. Our daily prayers and thoughts are with you, your family and all who care for you. With love from Anne, Pat and Brenda Cahill, Clondalkin, Dublin.

  3. 3 Tracy, Sam & Charlie July 13, 2010 at 8:40 am


    No words can express what you and your families are going through just now… You are all of our superheroes rolled into one! You never give up or give in: your strength and determination have seen you face challenges nobody can imagine and with time, love, strength and care from everyone around you, you will rise above all of this and step up to more challenges in your future. We think of you every day and pray each day brings you closer to coming home xxx

  4. 4 declan mccarthy September 6, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    hi just watched the programe about mark i think he is an amazing man and would like to send all my best wishes and taughts are with him and his family.

  5. 5 choosemeimear September 7, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Mark, My thoughts are with you at the moment Your an inspiration even though you not feel like it at present, I am hoping for the best for you and you will be in my thought and prayers! Eimear o’ Reilly

  6. 6 Niall September 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

    watched the programme on the trip to the south pole and was shocked to hear about the recent accident at the end of the programme. wishing you every blessing in your recovery, you are an inspiration

  7. 7 Jeanette September 7, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Dear Mark

    I watched Blind Man Walking last night and was truly inspired by your journey. I felt like I knew you by the time the programme ended and I was truly shocked to read about your fall. I wish you all the best in your recovery and I am sure that you will recover!

    Very Best wishes
    Jeanette,Patrick & Family

  8. 8 Kevin Clark October 20, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Dear Mark
    After taking part in a 100km Oxfam walk in the Mournes, I am well aware of how much effort is required to undergo your challenges. I am sure you are facing the present one with the same fortitude as previously. Wishing you a rapid recovery.

    Hasta la vista
    Kevin Clark

  9. 9 Robert Grieve January 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I am the webmaster for the ‘Talking News Federation’. TNF is an umbrella organisation that represents the interests of local Talking Newspapers in the UK. Talking Newspapers supply Audio Recordings of the Local Newspaper free of charge for the Blind, in over 500 towns in the United Kingdom.

    On behalf of the Talking News Federation, I would like to extend the wishes of many thousands of Blind and Partially Sighted people, that you ‘get well soon’!

    Your’s with the highest regard,

    Robert W Grieve.

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