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Saturday, 17 September 2011 10:17

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Try and imagine it just for a second, it could happen to any of us.  One minute, you're a fit and healthy individual and the next your life and that of your family completely changes.  This recently happened to Blackpool FC football coach Gary Parkinson. Locked-in syndrome is a condition in which a patient is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes. It is the result of a brain stem lesion being damaged.  Local football character Matt Smith and friends are out to raise some funds for Parky through a testing cycle ride.  400 Fyldesport regulars *

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It's been just over 12 months since Blackpool FC youth coach Gary Parkinson suffered a stroke and he remains in "Locked In Syndrome" which is a condition in which a patient is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except the eyes.

Ex-Mythop Leisure gaffer Matt Smith and good mates, Nick Smith & John Aspinall, who are all Blackpool fans and contributors to www.seasiderspodcast.co.uk will be cycling from Blackpool FC to Middlesbrough FC via Preston NE FC & Burnley FC to raise funds for Gary Parkinson.  Gary had a long and distinguished career playing for (amongst others) Middlesbrough, Burnley, Preston and Blackpool, before moving into a coaching role with the Seasiders.

They will be doing the 135 mile ride commencing Thursday 17 November and reaching The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough two days later on Saturday 19 November.

To donate to this worthy cause go to www.justgiving.com/podcastforparky where your contributions, however small will be gratefully recieved.

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