Weʼve raised £1,362 to help fund a basketball wheelchair for my son Dan to enable him to play better. Wheelchair Basketball has changed Dans life for the better.
- Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
- Disability support
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- Funded on Monday, 18th September 2017
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We live in Great Yarmouth and are currently fundraising for our son Daniel to get him a new basketball wheelchair.
He suffers from McCune Albright syndrome-Fibrous Dysplasia, a rare bone disease which means his mobility is extremely limited, trying to walk causes significant pain and he is at constant risk of further harm or damage to his legs and pelvis. Sadly, for the majority of his days he is confined to a wheelchair.
2 years ago he joined a wheelchair basketball team called Norwich Loweiders and has found a new lease of life, travelling around the country playing in a national league against other children who also suffer but overcome the same daily struggles as him.
He loves it but more importantly, he is good at it! He is ambitious and dreams of being in the Paralympics one day. Dan's passion for basketball shines through and as a result he was awarded young sports person of the year 2016!
To help Dan achieve his goal he really needs a better chair to play in... A truly amazing man, the father of Dan’s friend- Jon Ingram, has completed a sponsored motorbike ride to raise some cash towards a new RGK Elite basketball chair. The chair is just short of £5k but it is adjustable and will grow with Dan, plus if it helps this inspirational little man achieve his goal to be in the England team, I would say it's a pretty good investment.
John has riden from Yarmouth to John O Groats, down to Lands End and back to Yarmouth, approx 2000 mile trip lasting 4 days only!
If this is something you would like to assist us with we would be incredibly grateful!
I would like to thank you for your time, if you require any more information we have set up a Facebook page for Dan called 'New wheelchair for Daniel'
Love and peace
Little update for you all:
My brother in law Chris Jones is taking to the roads of Norfolk to cycle 250 miles in three days starting on 30th August finishing on the 1st of September.
All to try and bump up Dans funds, thanks in advance
- 7 months ago
Matt Holehouse7 months ago
Greetings! Little update for you all: My brother in law Chris Jones is taking to the roads of Norfolk to cycle 250 miles in three days starting on 30th August finishing on the 1st of September. The route will be Norfolk based starting and finishing in Norwich. Please give whatever you can to support Dans new wheelchair. Full details of the challenge including the route to follow. Thanks everyone for your support, every little helps 😁
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Sep 1, 2017
Chris Jones, you are a superstar. So pleased you stayed in the saddle and arrived home in one piece. Amazing achievement for a wonderful cause 😍🚴🏻🏆xx
Aug 22, 2017
On behalf of Rowan Drilling Aberdeen Office. This money was raised by doing a cooked breakfast in the office on Thursday 17th August. Our best wishes go out to all involved in this fundraising.
Aug 18, 2017
Good Luck Chris!
Aug 7, 2017
Go, Chris, go!!!
Aug 7, 2017
best of luck, sport and activity is really important and I hope you get a super wheel chair
Aug 2, 2017
Good luck with the fundraising and we'll done Rockett
Aug 1, 2017
Hi Matt...your son is an absolute credit and deserves every opportunity as per my text message to you! Good luck with the rest of the fundraising bud! I'm proud to call Daniel my nephew ( in law)
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