Weʼre raising £40,000 to Get Amanda and her family back to their family home by helping to get adaptions to the house.
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On the 20th January I woke feeling pretty unwell but with two small children aged 2 and 3 you solider on. Well little did I know that 2 hours later my soldiering days were over. Since 6.30am that morning (January 20th 2016 - a week after my daughters 2nd birthday!) I have been unable to move my legs and I'm completely wheelchair bound. I'm unable to weight bear, stand lift or move, in fact I have lost the entire ability to move both my legs from the waist down. From that day on I was in 2 separate hospitals (back and forth) for 6 months and 3 weeks in an elderly dementia care home!
I am 34 years of age, married and have two beautiful children. Spending all that time away from them broke me. Never had I been apart from them before. It hurt and still does. I have missed so much and I'll never get that back, I missed my little girl starting pre-school for the very first time & my son riding his bike for the first time.
I have no diagnosis and the vast array of tests have shown to be inconclusive.
We live in a house (well did) it has stairs, small doorways & rooms and no access for wheelchairs, so I haven't been able to return to our family home. Now we are in a bungalow that is not ours and isn't equipped/adapted, has no wider doorways, no lowered kitchen work tops, no wet room the only difference is that this place is on one level and I can just about access the rooms but not in the right wheelchair.
We need our own home adapted. I need to be back with my family and in our home but with adaptations to fit, suit and ones that allow me to become a mother and wife again. I want to be able to look after myself as well as my family. To bath them again with ease, put them to bed without any access problems or pain from manoeuvring around a carpeted place, to cook them a family meal without complications and to allow my husband to return back to work.
Even with the funding that we are entitled to we do not have enough for all the adaptions and changes needed.
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Laura Boreham19 days ago
Hi all this is a new page that will go live tomorrow as the other one comes to an end and we are unable to extend it further. Thank you to everyone that has donated and shared the page so far. Please share again. THE TOTAL RAISED ON THE FIRST PAGE WAS £6460. It's amazing amount so thank you so much. This page will have the same Web address as the old one from tomorrow. Laura x
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Jan 23, 2017
Really sorry to hear your story. I hope you get the funding soon xxx
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I have set up this page for my amazing, strong and brave friend Amanda. To try and help Amanda and her family get back into their family home and start to piece their family life back together. If you are able to donate even a small amount I know they will be forever grateful.