£3,035raised of £12,000 target by 133 supporters

Weʼre raising £12,000 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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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.

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
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  • Dena Cole

    Dena Cole

    14 days ago

    Dena Cole

    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 Cole

    Dena Cole

    2 months ago

    Dena Cole

    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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2 months ago

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  • Gavin Regnart

    Gavin Regnart

    Jan 14, 2017

    What I give feels like nothing compared with what I've received from you in terms of encouragement, inspiration and spiritual strength, but I pray that it will make a positive difference, my friend.


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Dena Cole

Dena Cole

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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