Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Adam Kent raised £21,282 from 856 supporters

or

Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 01/06/2022

0%
£21,282
raised of £50,000 target by 856 supporters

    Weʼve raised £21,282 to help fund for Specialised Equipment to help give me my independence which has been taken by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

    Liverpool, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st June 2022

    Don't have time to donate right now?

    Story

    Firstly, I would like to start by introducing myself. My name is Adam Kent and I am 25 years old. I have a condition called Duchenne Muscular dystrophy. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic condition that causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness due to the body being unable to produce a protein called dystrophin that helps keep the muscle cells intact which results in the muscles no longer working. This condition effects every aspect of my life as I have to rely on someone else to do everything for me, from washing and dressing me, getting me into my wheelchair to feeding me food and drinks, if I didn’t have those people to rely on then unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to even live my life, I'm 100% reliant.

    Unfortunately, this condition is life limiting which is very hard knowing but this doesn’t stop me from wanting to live my life to the fullest possible, my moto in life is ‘I’m not living my life to survive, I'm living my life to live. It is not about the quantity of years I have it's about the quality of how I chose to live.’ this being said due to my condition I don’t have a lot of independence which has a massive impact on my mental health, I hate having to depend on my carers, parents and family. Having to depend on people sometimes makes me feel like a burden and seeing people my age being able to do the simplest of tasks does get to me from time to time and a lot of people take that for granted.

    While browsing on my laptop one day which is the only thing I can do independently, I came across an assistive device called Jaco robotic arm. This particular device would have an extraordinary impact and it would change my life and change my lack of independence and would mean I can do tasks such as making my own drink and being able to lift and hold it to my mouth, being able to feed myself or even to brush my own teeth etc. The thought of even being able to do any of these tasks sends shivers down my spine. I’m a massive Liverpool FC fan and when I go to the games a dream of mine is to be able to sit and experience holding my scarf above my head and up in the air while listening and singing to, you'll never walk alone. This song has played a big part in my life, and the Jaco Robotic arm would allow me to no longer dream of that moment, I'd be able to live it for real. Again, another passion of mine is photography. But unfortunately, I have never been able to fulfil that passion as I can't hold a camera, I would love to be able to make it a regular hobby to be able to capture special moments and memories for myself and family which again this device would allow.

    As expected, these types of devices do not come cheap nor is there anything out there to help fund this type of independence as it comes at a cost of £50,000.00, which would mean I have to self-fund and As I have never done something like this previously, I didn’t know where to start. Due to the big difference to life this device would do, I have felt the need to share my story and try to find a way of funding this life changing device, to be able to gain that independence every human being deserves.

    Anymore money raised will go to purchasing this specialised equipment, and anything remaining will also help towards purchasing equipment for myself, my brother who also has Duchenne Muscular dystrophy and others that may be in the same situation as myself.

    Kind Regards

    Adam Kent

    https://www.rahanalife.co.uk/jaco-robotic-arm

    Link to Granada Reports piece!

    #myLFCarm #AdamKent

    Updates

    13

    • Adam Kent7 months ago
      Adam Kent

      Adam Kent

      7 months ago

      Thank U all from the bottom of our hearts. Please continue to share as much as you can & continue to support us by following 'thelifeofadali' on Facebook & Instagram. Adam achieving his dream at Anfield is a moment we will never forget. Our aim is to get Adam his independence as soon as we can. We have hit HALF WAY. Our family would like to Thank LFC, Rahana life, Granada Reports & all press that has helped cover Adams story so far, without them & all of you we wouldn't be where we currently are. Love always Hannah (Adams twin sister)

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Adam Kent8 months ago
      Adam Kent

      Adam Kent

      8 months ago

      Part 3 update Thank you x

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    • Adam Kent8 months ago
      Adam Kent

      Adam Kent

      8 months ago

      Part 2 update Thank you x

      Update from the Page owner

      Share this update to help us raise more

    1 year ago

    Adam Kent started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 4/7/2022 10.44

    Supporters

    856

    • Sue Margetts

      Sue Margetts

      Apr 7, 2022

      Good luck Adam and hope you reach your target 🤞

    • Ste H

      Ste H

      Apr 6, 2022

      Just read your story, what a great guy you are. Best wishes. YNWA

      £30.00

    • Tony C

      Tony C

      Apr 6, 2022

    • Chris Berry

      Chris Berry

      Apr 6, 2022

      Good luck Adam. Donation coming from a Toffee eh!

      £15.00

    • Julie

      Julie

      Apr 6, 2022

      Hoping you reach your target Adam, and people continue to donate to help your brother. Bless you both xx

    • Jojo

      Jojo

      Apr 6, 2022

      Fingers crossed you get the funds soon X

      £20.00

    • Jackie Davies

      Jackie Davies

      Apr 6, 2022

      Goodluck in your fundraising I hope you get what you need to make a difference to your life xxx

      £20.00

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Adam Kent

    Adam Kent

    Liverpool, UK

    Report this Page