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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 26. 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 26 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 do not qualify for NHS wheelchair funding as I am not paralysed or an 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 Smith4 months ago
    Dawn Smith

    Dawn Smith

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    One quarter of the way there! When I first started this, all those months ago, I never even dreamed I'd make it this far. But here we are, and it's all been possible because of all these beautiful, generous donators! Thank you!!! 💚🦓

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  • Dawn Smith4 months ago
    Dawn Smith

    Dawn Smith

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Almost one-fifth of the way there! I'm so happy and grateful to all those who have shared and donated, I couldn't have gotten this far without you all. I hope you continue to share this as you all know far more people than I do!

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  • Dawn Smith5 months ago
    Dawn Smith

    Dawn Smith

    5 months ago

    Hello all! Due to the offer I had on the chair I wanted not being available anymore, and Justgiving not letting me change my cover photo, this photo is of the replacement chair I have found that fits my needs and is the cheapest. The price is close the the goal, at just under £2000. Here is the link to the one I plan to purchase. http://www.discount-mobility.co.uk/p533855/rascal-312-turnabout-powerchair.html Thank you, everyone who has shared, retweeted or even donated! You are helping to make my life less difficult and complicated.

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Page last updated on: 10/5/2018 12:37 PM

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  • Owen Lowery

    Owen Lowery

    Oct 5, 2018

    Good luck, Dawn. Hope you soon have the new chair and that it helps you to be more comfortable and get out more.

    £20.00

  • Ruth

    Ruth

    Oct 5, 2018

    Saw your Tweet. Do hope you succeed!

    £10.00

  • Chris

    Chris

    Oct 4, 2018

    Wish it could be more. Hang in there. Chris

    £20.00

  • Michael Fitzgibbons

    Michael Fitzgibbons

    Oct 4, 2018

    Hello Dawn.I hope my donation will help to bring you some real independence. You now have a family, its just that you will not have met most of them.

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 2, 2018

  • Frank Mitchell

    Frank Mitchell

    Oct 2, 2018

    Don't go too fast in that car!!

    £10.00

  • Ken Jackson

    Ken Jackson

    Sep 30, 2018

    Good luck!

    £20.00

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Dawn Smith

Dawn Smith

Derby, United Kingdom

I'm Dawn, I'm 26 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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