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£2,389raised of £2,260 target by 71 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,389 to help purchase a new powered wheelchair for our son Ruben.

    Chester, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 4th July 2019

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    Story

    So who is Ruben?... Ru is our youngest son. He was born with bilateral talipes (more commonly know as clubfoot) and has had a lot of correctional treatment for this over the years. He also has Stickler Syndrome, which is a collagen deficiency that affects the connective tissue in the joints, eyes, ears and sometimes the heart. It causes early arthritis, hypermobility and fatigue. Ru has had cryotherapy to reduce the chances of spontaneous retinal detachments. With these two conditions Ru has limited mobility and core stength which means he gets fatigued very easily, along with aches in his feet, ankle and knee joints if he is on his feet too long. His last e-motion chair has been a huge help to him over the last 3 years, particularly in high school and when out covering long distances. It offers him safety and rest enabling him to manage his energy levels effectively. However, all children grow bigger and Ru is now 14 and nearly 6 foot tall! He is now too big for his current chair and finds it uncomfortable to use for periods of time.

    This money would help significantly tomwards us being able to purchase Ru a new lightweight Xenon wheelchair with new e-motion powered wheels which provide battery powered wheels that he can propel with the lightest touch.
    These things aren't cheap however so we are looking to you to help us raise money to get Ru the new chair he needs to enable him to get the most out of life.

    Thanks for reading our story and for anything you are able to donate.
    Much love Gaz, Ali (dad and mum) and Ruben.

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    • Gary Gibbons6 months ago
      Gary Gibbons

      Gary Gibbons

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      You've done it. The response has been amazing. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for every single penny that you've sent us to help Ruben. He's over the moon! Thank you so much. Gaz Ali and Ruben. XXX

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    • Gary Gibbons6 months ago
      Gary Gibbons

      Gary Gibbons

      6 months ago

      Due to an external £200 donation we have been able to bring the amount needed even lower! We cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has helped us to reach this far this fast. It's amazing. Whether you have donated or simply shared on social media, the response has been amazing and we are truly grateful. Thank you. Gaz Ali and Ru

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    • Gary Gibbons6 months ago
      Gary Gibbons

      Gary Gibbons

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We are so so grateful for every penny you have so kindly given! Much love to you all! Gaz Ali & Ruben

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    7 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 3/28/2019 22.51

    Supporters

    71

    • Sarah Savage

      Sarah Savage

      Mar 28, 2019

      I can see you’ve reached your target but please accept this extra donation as there often can be hidden extras when purchasing such specialised equipment. 🤗

      £50.00

    • Shazzy, Paul, Caitlin, Fleur, Alun, Ashleigh and Corrie. Xxxxx

      Shazzy, Paul, Caitlin, Fleur, Alun, Ashleigh and Corrie. Xxxxx

      Mar 21, 2019

      Finally sending our donation, glad the fund raising has gone so well! Xxx

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 20, 2019

      Well done with all the progress you have made Ru. With love from The Burts x

      £10.00

    • Heather Sharma

      Heather Sharma

      Mar 19, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2019

      Love from The Wilson’s

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2019

      Looking forward to seeing you with your new wheels!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 17, 2019

      I hope you manage to get the money you need to get a new chair for Ru. Sorry I couldn’t help more.

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