The family of a Southport man who has spent two years in intensive care are fundraising to help purchase specialist equipment to help his quality of life.

Michael Walton was left needing critical care and lost control of his motor functions following surgery to remove a brain tumour in September 2018.

Now friends and family have raised an incredible £4,000 to purchase eye-gaze technology to help give Michael a voice again.

His friend and fundraiser Nik Dodd said “Michael is unable to create facial expressions, express emotion, or close and move his mouth in any way.

“One of Michael’s most challenging outcomes is the loss of function and strength in his entire body, he is unable to stand up, or walk in any way.

“Michael is currently in an intensive rehabilitation care home. When communicating with Michael there are various challenges.

“We want to purchase the eye gaze technology in order to finally give him back a voice, allowing him to communicate and express himself again. In addition to this it will help greatly with his daily life as well, as he will have access to entertainment and be able to make his own choices.”

Michael’s sister Stephanie added “I’d like to thank you all so much for your donations all of our family are very grateful and Michael is completely overwhelmed by it. Please continue to share and donate if you can, the money raised now will be going towards Michael’s adaptations to coming home and anything that he may need to return home.”