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£6,580raised of £5,000 target by 168 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,580 to Claires Wheelchair

    Funded on Sunday, 24th September 2017

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    Claire's Story

    My brave, incredible sister needs your help;

    Early 2016 Claire's health rapidly deteriorated, she could not stand or sit up right; the longer she stood, the faster her heart raced, which led to fainting. This resulted in Claire unable to leave the house, unable to go up and down the stairs in her own home, and unable to do the daily tasks that we all take for granted.

    Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) are the cause. The only way Claire can leave the house is by a wheelchair, of which due to her illness she cannot even gain the strength to operate alone as the EDS she has caused a leaky heart valve.

    Claire is a wife, and a mother; they had plans, adventures to take, ambitions to achieve. Currently, Claire can't even take her 4 year old daughter to the park at the end of the road.

    So what are we raising funds for? Freedom.

    To achieve this Claire needs a lightweight power assisted wheelchair which just simply isn’t available on the NHS. This will allow Claire the freedom to get out and do everyday tasks that you and I take for granted; pop to the shop unaccompanied, take her daughter to the park, do the school run. This will allow Claire the freedom to take back some of her life.

    I can't stress how important this is to our family, if you could please donate and help us raise these funds, we would be so incredibly grateful.

    Thank you for your time.

    The Lavins x



    • Charlotte Lavin1 year ago
      Charlotte Lavin

      Charlotte Lavin

      1 year ago

      Just had confirmation that my trial with the final two wheelchairs is on Monday and then following this I can order, so should have my new wheels by mid-late October. So grateful for all the support we've received, donations/shares/messages. This page will close in a couple of days and I'm not sure if I'll be able to update it with a picture of my new wheels after that, but I will share a pic on Facebook and get my lovely sisters to share. Thank You for making a difficult journey that bit easier, we truly are grateful Claire & Family xxx

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    • Charlotte Lavin1 year ago
      Charlotte Lavin

      Charlotte Lavin

      1 year ago

      THANK YOU so much to everyone that has supported us with this. We are overwhelmed and so grateful. I never imagined we would get anywhere near the target, let alone get to 97% in less than 48hrs. I'm excited to contact my Occupational Therapist on Tuesday to complete the trial of the chairs and then order my new wheels. With the support we've had, I can now consider an even better chair that will be much easier to use. I promise to update when we place the order and when we receive the chair THANK YOU SO MUCH Claire & Family xxxx

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    Page last updated on: 9/23/2017 10:37 AM



    • Sue Ward

      Sue Ward

      Sep 23, 2017

      We hope this little gift will help towards making life easier for you xx


    • Katie Clayton

      Katie Clayton

      Sep 19, 2017

      With love and best wishes from the Myers crew! (Katie, Emma, Lynne and families) xx


    • Sinead O'reilly

      Sinead O'reilly

      Sep 19, 2017

      Claire I've just seen and read your story... Thinking of you... Stay strong love The O'Reilly Family XXX

    • Christopher Wynne

      Christopher Wynne

      Sep 19, 2017


    • Kieran Quigley

      Kieran Quigley

      Sep 14, 2017

      Hope your doing well Claire


    • Katy Shannon

      Katy Shannon

      Sep 12, 2017

      Can't wait for a trip to the zoo with your new wheels .... And I'm sure Anna would like a little ride! 😀

    • Richard Adams

      Richard Adams

      Sep 10, 2017


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