MORE than £50,000 has been raised to help the family of a former Knightswood Secondary pupil left paralysed after suffering a spinal stroke.

Stacey Conlin, 34, was found by her husband Paul on the floor of their Bishopbriggs home in April.

He rushed her to hospital, where doctors struggled for several weeks to diagnose her.

Paul and their two children – Lottie, five and Paul, three – were unable to visit Stacey in hospital due to lockdown restrictions, leaving her in hospital on her own.

She remains in hospital as the family tries to work out how to carry out the renovations their home needs to make it accessible

While the cost of the work remains unclear, Paul’s close friend, Chris Wilkie, set up a JustGiving page with a target of £50,000 – a target that was smashed on Monday after more than 1,000 people gave a donation.

Chris said: “Paul has always been a family man and this has devastated him. He just wants his wife home.”

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Paul, Chris and around 20 others plan to take part in a triathlon on October 3 by cycling from Balloch to Luss, kayaking from Luss to the base of Ben Lomond, and climbing the Ben itself.

Additionally, Stacey’s old Knightswood classmates plan to walk from the SECC to Balloch on September 20.

On Chris’s JustGiving page Paul wrote: “Can you imagine suddenly not being able to brush your hair, brush your teeth or even scratch your nose? This is now Stacey’s reality.

“We have two young kids who are desperate to get their mum home but we’ve now been told that there is a two-year waiting list before any help is given to us to adapt our home.

“This is too long. Please help me to make my kids’ dreams come true and get their mum home for Christmas.”

To donate, search for “Chris Wilkie” on