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£2,550raised of £15,000 target by 43 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to Fund a standing wheelchair for Ray

Location
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Time left
57 days to go

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Ray was left paralysed from the neck down after a diving accident on his honeymoon in July 2004. When he left hospital 12 months later after many ups and downs he started to rebuild his life again with the support of his wife, In his own words it  was like being born again and learning to adapt to a new way of life. Prior to his accident he was a self employed businessman. Over the years since leaving hospital and coming to terms with his new way of life Ray has attended college and gained qualifications in Microsoft Offce and web design. He has researched and built a website for the benefit of the disabled which has taken him over 4 years to date and is an ongoing project (www.accessibleaccommodation.org.uk). He works part time from home for Aberdeen College as a Distance Learning Tutor for the ECDL Course (Microsoft  Office).  Ray sits on the access panel for Aberdeen City that represents people with a range of disabilities and accessibility issues within the city. He also regained his driving licence and started driving his own specially adapted vehicle in 2008.

Being confined to a wheelchair for over 12 years and unable to stand up has started to have adverse effects and negatively impact his way of life from increased neuropathic pain, thinning of the bones and the onset of arthritis. Standing on a regular basis has shown to drastically reduce the following due to the naturally occurring health benefits from changing position.

Please help us raise the necessary funds to provide this much needed equipment.

Quickie Jive Up - https://quickie.sunrisemedical.eu/jive-up-standing-wheelchair

Levo Standing Chair - http://www.gerald-simonds.co.uk/catalog/product.php?CI_ID=62

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    • Andy McGovern

      Andy McGovern

      Dec 9, 2016

      All the best Raymond!

      £50.00

    • Leanna Gourlay

      Leanna Gourlay

      Dec 3, 2016

      From Mammys friend Dr Smith

      £500.00

    • Michael McGovern

      Michael McGovern

      Nov 28, 2016

      £50.00

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