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    Weʼve raised £3,297 to Help Samuel stand again. Sam would like help to purchase a standing wheelchair. Sam has tried one, and loves it. thanks you in advance.

    Leicester, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 7th March 2017

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    My name is Samuel (Danny) Cole, and I need your help, to purchase a standing wheelchair. Your support will be greatly appreciated. I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease on 7th March 2012 after falling at work on the 3rd October 2011. I am fully dependent on my family, friends and carers, to help me live a full filled life. I communicate via a computer and feed via a rig.

    I am married to my wife Dena for 28 years, July 9th. We have 3 lovely children, Natasha 26yrs, Ashley 25yrs and Jamaen 22yrs.

    MND has impacted on the whole family, living each day is a blessing, and storing memories, as the condition is so unpredictable.

    Prior to being diagnosed, I was a behavioural mentor at an all girls school. I loved my job, and being in a position where I could make a difference, was so rewarding. I am an ordained Pastor, and I still get the opportunity, using my computer, to empower people to believe in themselves.

    My wife and children have carried themselves with such grace and dignity, even when I know they don't have much. I am blessed to have them all in my life. I will never really know, how MND has changed them all.

    Having a standing wheelchair, I would be able to have eye to eye contact with family, friends and my staff, enabling me to gain back some of my independence to live my life the way I want too. Travelling further with comfort, and knowing if I need to stand, or to stretch, I will be able to by using my standing wheelchair. Not having to worry about finding a hoist for pressure relief. The wheelchair with improve my breathing, bladder & bowels, and help with my circulation. Just to stand!

    Your support to achieve this, would be an amazing part of my journey. Standing is what I want to do, and having tried the wheelchair, all my hopes and dreams are to own one, to better my life.

    Thanking you all in advance, for your support on this journey to own my very own standing wheelchair.

    Samuel, Dena, Natasha, Ashley & Jamaen
    Thank you



    • Dena Cole7 months ago
      Dena Cole

      Dena Cole

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thanking everyone for their contribution towards Sam's standing wheelchair, we are getting closer to our goal. We appreciate what everyone has done for Sam.

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    • Dena Cole9 months ago
      Dena Cole

      Dena Cole

      9 months ago

      Sam and myself, would like to thank everyone for their continued support, to help Sam stand again. Each time a donation is given, it gives us all hope as a family, because we know Sam is getting closer to his goal. Sam said to me "how can we get this D..? This was my motivation to go public and ask for the community support. We have raised todate, £2.895.00 of the £12,000.00 target. Thank you all again for your kind generosity. We know the standing wheelchair, is going to improve Sam's quality of life and wellbeing. Lets all share Sam's story.

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    • Dena Colea year ago
      Dena Cole

      Dena Cole

      a year ago

      We are all so humbled, by all the donations given so far to 'Help Sam Stand' again. It has touched our families hearts, to see so much love being shown towards Samuel aka Danny. Thanking you all again, in advance. Let us continue to share, to reach our target. Sam & Dena ❤️

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    • Molly Knifton

      Molly Knifton

      Mar 7, 2017

      I don't have any income at the moment so I'm sorry I can't give more but Danny always made my day and I was devastated when I heard he'd fallen so ill. All the love and happiness in the world to you x


    • Demmie Weston

      Demmie Weston

      Mar 7, 2017

      Danny is a lovely man. I hope you reach your goal and receive as much help as he has given out over the years


    • Sophia Dawson- Garcia

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      Mar 7, 2017


    • Dionne Roberts

      Dionne Roberts

      Mar 7, 2017

      Of the few times that I spoke to the mentors at SJNCC you were always so approachable and supportive. I'm vey greatful for that! Praying that you get you get everything that you need, god bless! :)


    • Kiran Kaur

      Kiran Kaur

      Mar 7, 2017

      Thank you for supporting me whilst I was a student at SJNCC. You were always so funny and we're a pleasure to be around. I truly hope you raise all the money. All my love, kiran ❤ xxxx


    • Clare Simmonds

      Clare Simmonds

      Mar 6, 2017


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      Mar 6, 2017

      Sorry its not much but i hope you raise enough!! Will hopefully be able to donate more later on. Best mentor at Johnny north hope all goes well :)


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    Dena Cole

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    Leicester, United Kingdom

    My name is Dena, I have been married to Samuel for 28 years, our time together has been, and still is amazing. Samuel has support his family, and never let us go without. When Samuel was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease 2012, I wanted to be there for him, and support him.

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