Weʼve raised £2,555 to Fund a standing wheelchair for Ray
- Aberdeen, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- Funded on Saturday, 4th February 2017
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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
Leanna Gourlay6 months ago
Thank you so much for everyones support! We will be starting again towards the end of February as we still have a long way to go. Myself, Ray and family are so gratefull for everyones help .
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Dec 9, 2016
All the best Raymond!
Dec 3, 2016
From Mammys friend Dr Smith
Nov 28, 2016
Nov 27, 2016
Good luck Ramondo!Auntie Ella xx
Nov 27, 2016
It's great you have been able to achieve so much Raymond. I''m sure this equipment will help to allow you to continue to make a difference for others. Tom & Caroline
Nov 26, 2016
Hope this helps your efforts
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