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Closed 25/05/2017

raised of £650 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £420 to Help buy a power chair so I can regain some independence.

    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 25th May 2017

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    I am fundraising to raise the money for a power chair.
    Last year I became immobilised overnight with a rare auto-immune condition. I was told that I would get better and be able to walk again but a year later it was discovered that I tested positive for stiff person syndrome. I already have stiff muscles in my feet, legs and buttocks which is why I cannot walk very far.
    I am in pain all the time day and night, it's amazing how you get used to constant pain, although I would give anything for it to go away.
    The prognosis is that I will gradually get worse, not better like I first thought. Although there is treatment that could help I don't know if I will get them or if they will indeed work as I have one of the rarest types of my condition.
    Currently I have a manual wheelchair but I'm unable to use it myself for very long as I also have pain in my shoulders, neck and arms.
    I long for independence and a power chair would give me that.
    I wish I didn't have to ask for help but as my condition is so rare it doesn't come under one that the NHS will offer help towards and they are so expensive. Ranging from £800 to nearly £3000 I would be happy with one of the lower range ones which would suit my needs (back and shoulder support) And I need something that would last.
    I thank you all for any support you can offer and I'm already thinking of ways I can add to the fund myself.



    • Anne Sweet7 years ago
      Anne Sweet

      Anne Sweet

      7 years ago
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    • Anne Sweet7 years ago
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      Anne Sweet

      7 years ago

      Due to an unexpected but lovely donation of £300 offline I have now reduced my total that I need to £650 (I have added the extra £50 to cover JustGiving fees) I'm really excited that I'm now at £635 and so close to getting my chair. Thank you all so very much xxx

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    • Anne Sweet7 years ago
      Anne Sweet

      Anne Sweet

      7 years ago

      I'm truly grateful to everyone who has donated, your generosity is seeing me get closer to my dream of owning a power chair and a little more freedom. I've managed to raise £130 offline too so that makes me even closer to my target. Thank you all so very much xx

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    • Anne Sweet7 years ago
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      Anne Sweet

      7 years ago

      OMG I've been to a disability exhibition today and saw some amazing chairs! The prices are pretty amazing too :( I'm not after anything fancy though, just something suitable for my needs. So thank you all for everything donated so far. I really am grateful and I've just been offered some money to blog about wheelchair accessible vehicles so that will be a bit more to add to the fund :)

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    7 years ago

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    • Ann


      May 25, 2017

      Every little counts . Hope you reach your target soon x


    • Steph Curtis

      Steph Curtis

      May 15, 2017

      Hoping you get to that target soon, you deserve to be out and about again lovely lady xx


    • Sally Whittle

      Sally Whittle

      May 5, 2017


    • Debra Mclaren

      Debra Mclaren

      May 2, 2017

      Just for you and to make life easier my old friend xx


    • Richard Beesley

      Richard Beesley

      Apr 22, 2017

      Wishing you all the best in raising the funds you need for this much needed chair. lots of love, Rebecca and family xxx


    • Lindsay


      Apr 8, 2017

      My school friend just got an electric wheelchair with crowdfunding donations. How can I give to her and not you ;-)Hope you get to your target soon. X

    • Paula Labadie

      Paula Labadie

      Apr 2, 2017

      Sorry it's not as much as I'd have liked Anne but every little helps x

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    Anne Sweet

    Anne Sweet

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Disabled mum with a rare condition called Stiff Person Syndrome, type PERM. I am currently unable to walk unaided and cannot walk outside.

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