Weʼre raising £3,000 to buy electronic door opening systems.
- Hedge End, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- 37 days to go
My name is Katie and I have opened this just giving page for my sister Emma. Emma has a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 (SMA). This has meant she has had to used an electric wheelchair since she was 2 years old and receives care to support her with all aspects of daily life. Despite this, all of you that know my sister, will know she is fiercely independent and having SMA has never stopped her doing anything she sets her mind to. Emma is often too proud to ask for help, which is why I have taken upon myself to raise this money. Recently Emma has made a massive decision, she has stepped (forgive the pun!) away from social housing and bought her own property. This has been a trying and costly few months, trying to adapt the property so that it meets her needs and provides her with the independence she had within social housing. Frustratingly yesterday Emma was told the 2 existing door opening systems in the social housing property (which she planned to take with her) are too old to move and that the cost of 2 new ones would fall on her! They are £1500 each and the reason for Emma needing 2 is one for Emma's main door and one for Emma's internal front door. Without the door entry systems Emma can't independently enter or exit her property, which takes a lot of her independence away. Despite being told this Emma didn't moan,get cross or have a melt like most would have, she just added it to her list of a thousand things to save for. As this is so important and without them it has such a massive impact, I wanted to help and I would like you to help too.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and if possible please donate and definitely please share.
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Emma Sheldon2 months ago
I just wanted to Thank everyone that has donated so far and as you will see I have 12% of the target required. Please continue to shared and donate where possible. Many thanks Emma
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Oct 12, 2016
Neil & Mary Mowat
Oct 12, 2016
Happy to donate to such a worthy cause, Emma, as your mum has told us what a star you are. Hope you reach your target soon. Best wishes from Neil and Mary ....your Scottish relatives x
Oct 12, 2016
Lots of love, Lucy Cerys xxx
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