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£5,650raised of £8,000 target by 233 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,650 to add to the £17,000 we've already raised to buy Thomas a desperately needed new wheelchair.

    Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    We're trying to get things moving on behalf of this amazing young man to get him the Wheelchair that he needs.
    His Mum wrote
    Thomas was born three months prematurely, weighing 2lb 7oz with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy - Spastic Quadriplegic, affecting postural control and all four limbs. He is unable to walk and is completely wheelchair dependent. Thomas is now 20 years old and a strapping young man in his second year at Cambridge Regional College. He loves listening to music and Heart Radio, watching Top Gear and Deal or No Deal and spending time on his iPad and computer.
    Thomas desperately needs a new power wheelchair, as his existing chair, which he had new at age 11, is now nine years old. Unsurprisingly, it is too small, with unsupportive seating and poor driving position. The wheelchair standing function no longer works and due to its age, is proving very unreliable.
    Thomas ideally needs a Permobil standing power chair, costing approximately £26,000, that has been recommended by his physiotherapist and wheelchair therapist. Unfortunately, this type of chair is not funded by Wheelchair Services and most charities will only fund for children up to age 18.
    This new power chair will continue to give Thomas the independence he needs and the comfort he requires to be able to change his position throughout the day. He can independently elevate the leg rests and tilt and recline the back rest which all help with his complex health needs. As Thomas is unable to sit or stand independently, he can also use the power chair to do this himself with the sit to stand function.
    Thomas is a very happy, charismatic young man and always remains positive throughout his difficulties, enduring many operations including major spinal surgery. His condition will never improve but having a power chair like this makes all the difference and is an essential part of Thomas' life - and in Thomas' opinion, his favourite possession - even better than the TV or computer!

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    • Louisa Marnoch3 months ago
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      3 months ago

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    • Louisa Marnoch8 months ago
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      8 months ago

      Wow! Well Done Anna x

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    Supporters

    233

    • Fiona M. Anderson

      Fiona M. Anderson

      Oct 30, 2017

      £10.00

    • Victoria  L

      Victoria L

      Oct 29, 2017

      I saw this on Facebook and had to donate - good luck raising the much needed funds for the new wheelchair

      £5.00

    • Matthew Moore

      Matthew Moore

      Oct 26, 2017

    • mark robertson

      mark robertson

      Oct 24, 2017

      Fantastic, Louisa

      £30.00

    • Suzanne de Barenton

      Suzanne de Barenton

      Oct 23, 2017

      So amazing Louisa..incredible, selfless Lady. What an achievement for a lovely Young Man Much Love & Congrats on a succeeding with a Great Challenge xxxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 23, 2017

      My son goes to crc and has seen you about. You are awesome and supporting such a worthwhile cause !!!

    • Beckie-Anne Shaw

      Beckie-Anne Shaw

      Oct 23, 2017

      I didn’t know anything about this, but see the porta loo video on Facebook and cried! Such a lovely thing to do. Need more people like you in this world.

      £5.00

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    Louisa Marnoch

    Louisa Marnoch

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    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Thank you for all your hard work......we can do this.

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