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Weʼre raising £2,400 to Help fund a powered Wheelchair for independence

Derby, United Kingdom

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Hello! My name is Dawn and I am 25. This fund is to help me purchase an electric wheelchair so I can gain some mobility and independence for the first time in my life.

I have no family, friends or community to help me or help spread this page, so if you're reading this please share it!

I suffer with over 26 diagnosed conditions, most of which are genetic and have spent the first 16 out of my 24 years in and out of hospitals and clinics. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Juvenile Arthritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, to name just a few. I struggle to mobilise and therefore can only leave my house once a month to visit my doctor or hospital. I qualify for NHS wheelchair funding, but as I am not paralysed or am amputee, the NHS cannot currently help me as they do not help with outdoor only chairs. I have tried various charities, but with no luck. I am on a low income, so saving up for a chair would be virtually impossible, and could take years. This chair is the cheapest I could find that met my requirements. This would mean quite literally the world to me and I would be incredibly grateful if you could help, or share this with your friends.

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  • Dawn Smith7 months ago
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    Dawn Smith

    7 months ago
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  • Dawn Smith8 months ago
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    Dawn Smith

    8 months ago

    Happy new year everybody! I hope you all have a good 2018 and you achieve all you want!

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8 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/16/2018 8:06 PM

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7

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 16, 2018

    All the very best.

    £10.00

  • Maggie Taylor

    Maggie Taylor

    Aug 16, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising xx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 14, 2018

    £5.00

  • Paul Sandham

    Paul Sandham

    Aug 14, 2018

    Best of luck Dawn

    £20.00

  • Ken Jackson

    Ken Jackson

    Aug 14, 2018

    Good luck!

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 10, 2018

    Good luck Dawn!

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 1, 2018

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Dawn Smith

Dawn Smith

Derby, United Kingdom

I'm Dawn, I'm 25 and I live in derby. I try to do things like knitting, drawing, stitching ect, mainly things I can do while resting or bedbound. My main goal is to be able to purchase a wheelchair that will allow me to experience the outdoors without all of the danger.

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