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Weʼre raising £4,000 to Buy a Basketball Wheelchair for Peter and help him fulfil his dream.

Derbyshire, UK

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My son Peter had a promising future as a basketball player, he has been playing basketball since he was just 5 years old and his dream has always been to make it to the USA as a professional player. In 2015 when he was just 16, he made the decision to leave his friends in Spain to come over to the UK (he is British/Spanish ) to study at a basketball academy and to then try for a scholarship to a US college. However just before he was due to travel he suffered a serious knee injury, tearing his ACL (knee ligaments). He underwent surgery in Spain and travelled as planned to the UK. After months of physio he still felt as if something wasn't right with his knee and after an MRI it was discovered that his ACL had torn again and he had also suffered both meniscus and bone damage to his knee. He had two more operations but after months of pain and suffering his surgeon gave him the devastating news that he would never be able to play basketball or any other contact sport again. His dream of playing as a professional was shattered.
He never once complained about his situation and battled on with the pain and disappointment.
In August 2017 he decided that he still wanted to play, so he had a go at Wheelchair Basketball, he fell in love with the sport and to just see him smile again was the best thing any mum could wish for.
He has just completed his first season and is even more enthusiastic than when he started. He has now has an official GBWB classification and a new dream, to continue to improve and to try out for Team GB and further down the line the Paralympics.
To help him succeed he needs a specialist Sports Wheelchair adapted for his height, these chairs are very expensive and we can not afford one on our own so we are asking for your help to make Peter's dream come a little closer. Your donations will help to achieve this.
I am so proud of my son, he is only 19 now and has been through so much in his life already but has always stayed so strong and positive.

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  • Jackie Lucas1 month ago
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    Jackie Lucas

    1 month ago

    Nearly half way there :-) just another £2130 to find, thank you everyone

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  • Jackie Lucas1 month ago
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    Jackie Lucas

    1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone that has donated so far, we are overwhelmed with your kind donations. We have also had some fantastic donations in Spain, including a 850euro donation from Peter's old basketball team CB Consell. Thank you so much. Todays total is £1498

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Page last updated on: 7/23/2018 11:49 AM

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20

  • Alison Woodrow

    Alison Woodrow

    Jul 23, 2018

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 18, 2018

    Really happy Peter has found his new mission. He's a determined one :-)

    £20.00

  • Kathy Taylor

    Kathy Taylor

    Jul 10, 2018

    Good luck Jackie - sure you will reach your target

    £20.00

  • Thomas Laing

    Thomas Laing

    Jul 6, 2018

    £50.00

  • Anne de Gruchy

    Anne de Gruchy

    Jul 5, 2018

    I, too, have an amazing son who has not let a heart condition and repeated heart surgery stop him from getting on with life. Go for it, Peter!

    £20.00

  • margaret and eloy

    margaret and eloy

    Jul 4, 2018

    Well Peter, we wish you all the luck in the world, you certainly deserve it👏🏻👏🏻🤗

    £20.00

  • Simon Berrisford

    Simon Berrisford

    Jul 4, 2018

    Go Peter, live your dream!

    £30.00

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Jackie Lucas

Jackie Lucas

Derbyshire, UK

I am Peter's mum. I am so very proud of him and would love him to be able to achieve his dream but just don't have the money to enable me you buy him his much needed wheelchair.

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