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Closed 25/01/2020

80%
£6,401
raised of £8,000 target by 122 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,401 to Fund a new wheelchair that enables me to stand

    Exeter
    Funded on Saturday, 25th January 2020

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    Story

    My name is Bram, I have a neurological condition similar to locked in syndrome. Its the result of a brain injury I had following a cycling accident just before my 21st birthday. I'm now 41, the only voluntary movement in my body that is reliable is in my eyes. It is only the motor functions of my brain that is damaged, the thinking part is totally unaffected. I use my eyes to control a very clever computer, which I used to write this, some people will know me better as DJ Eye Tech from The International Eye Life Radio Show.

    My old wheelchair is no longer fit for purpose , its long overdue a change, I'm getting uncomfortable and sore. It affects what I do, where I go, time in my chair has to be weighed up with how much its going to hurt. I'm very keen to get a new one.

    I have been fortunate enough to use a standing wheelchair before in my care. The ability to stand has been absent from my care for some time, standing during the demonstration of the Standing Wheelchair gave my body a feeling of correctness, which I didn't feel in 21 years of growing up as an able bodied person. The ability for the human body to stand is awesome and something many able bodied people take for granted.

    My flesh and bone has very little binding it together , when I'm laying in bed my body is free to move independently . When I am stood, gravity forces everything into its natural place.

    There are many HEALTH BENEFITS from standing , just some of them include INCREASED BONE DENSITY and other benefits to the skeleton , IMPROVED DIGESTION AND BOWEL FUNCTION , which as someone that is artificially fed this is particularly beneficial. Simply standing exercises the muscles SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCING SPASMS. Changing my position REDUCES THE RISK OF DEVELOPING PRESSURE SORES. Standing also allows BETTER CIRCULATION preventing the blood from stagnating. A healthy supply of blood around the body improves a sense of WELL BEING AND INCREASED COGNITION , there are many psychological benefits.

    During the demonstration of the standing wheelchair , I stood next to the bed I have to spend most days in. I looked out of the window and over the hedge into the distance. I've been in that bed for over a year and I've never been able to see that before, its something I really would like to see again.

    Sadly the NHS will only fund me for a basic chair that doesn't have the capabilities of the updated version of my old standing wheelchair. The chair I want to prolong my quality of life costs £13000, the NHS voucher only covers £3200. Some additional funds have been promised, I would like to crowd fund the rest.

    EVENTS ARE PLANNED OTHER IDEAS WELCOME

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    • Bramwell Ross Harrison1 year ago
      Bramwell Ross Harrison

      Bramwell Ross Harrison

      1 year ago

      By putting a lot of effort and time in friends of mine have helped in many different ways. My sister has helped with the time consuming administration work and has really made it possible! Also to all those people who shared my page this type of promotion is highly valued sharing generated a lot THANKS!

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    • Bramwell Ross Harrison1 year ago
      Bramwell Ross Harrison

      Bramwell Ross Harrison

      1 year ago

      THANKS FOR THE HELP ITS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED I have raised the money for my chair and now have it, it will make a huge difference to my life. I can't wait to get outside, stand up and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air in comfort. I keep thinking of all the new things I can do and see. A few very large anon donations really sped up my fundraising, however every donation has been fantastic and really helped no matter the size it has all been extremely useful. I think 120 people supported me in my £8000 Quest, your generosity has been outstanding!

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    • Bramwell Ross Harrison1 year ago
      Bramwell Ross Harrison

      Bramwell Ross Harrison

      1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/11/2019 17.05

    Supporters

    122

    • Louise

      Louise

      Jul 11, 2019

      Wishing you well in your fundraising.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 16, 2019

      £10.00

    • Allan Turner

      Allan Turner

      Mar 2, 2019

      Hope you get to your target soon mate X

      £50.00

    • Lea Lea Paisley-Pearce

      Lea Lea Paisley-Pearce

      Mar 2, 2019

      Only met you once with Paula but shes spoken about you loads & know you need this so much x

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 26, 2019

      With best wishes

    • Beverley Leach

      Beverley Leach

      Feb 14, 2019

      Very best wishes

      £10.00

    • Das Rooke

      Das Rooke

      Feb 12, 2019

      Good luck to you, Bram. From Lew’s biker mate, Dave.

      £30.00

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    Bramwell Ross Harrison

    Bramwell Ross Harrison

    Exeter

    I enjoy going to gigs and sports events with my enablers. I like film, TV, and making music with my eye controlled pc. I cant do this for long in my present chair, so much is off limits. Even listening to books, relaxing with my fish is uncomfortable after a while www.eyelife.org

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