Weʼre raising £3,500 to I am old and disabled and my car has died. I cannot get out of the village and we are now unable to get out of the house without taxis.
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My name is Brian and some 9 years ago I suffered a hit and run accident whilst walking the lanes near my cottage in Dorset. I was in hospital 9 months and in spite of serious brain, spinal and leg injuries have managed to walk again and can hear again with the help of hearing aids . Brain injury is a quite difficult for medics to cope with as they dont understand it. I have been very angry especially at the the Police as they have not made any effort to locate the driver in spite of being given hard evidence as to the identity of the van owner. They have not acted upon my accident and the first time we saw a policemen was some 3 months after getting home from hospital one arrived on a motorbike to take a statement. We had no help from them since that time .. I got on putting my life back together which was a difficult matter for me let alone the horrendous fall out brain injury behavour created for my wife. She has been so supportive and loyal as my moods are not always smooth going. I do not swear at people now and have learnt a completely different way of coping with the continual chronic head pain and raging tinnitus which are the legacy of this accident. I talk a lot to others who have suffered brain injury and it is surprising but the symptons are all similar but quite unique to each person. We rent our cottage and we have to use a large portion of our income on rent and because the village does not have public transport our only way of getting out is by car. That was fine untill last month when the garage said our car had too many things wrong with it to mend it. I am looking for some help in buying another car which I can get converted to my needs using the stuff from my old car. I qualify for a mobility car as I receive the highest rate for mobility and attendance allowance but my wife now is suffering chonic pains as a result of Fibromyalgia so we are both very frail. We do not want a posh new car but we want a work horse like our old car to see us out. Thankyou so much for reading my story.
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