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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help fund life-changing powered wheelchair for Disabled Mum of 2 living with rare form of Muscular Dystrophy

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I am having to crowdfund for a new powered wheelchair as my current chair no longer meets my postural needs and has come to end of its life, causing it to be dangerous for me to go out independently. NHS wheelchair services are unable to supply me a new powered wheelchair that'll meet complex needs due to my condition, aswell as fitting my lifestyle as an active Mum of 2 who's always out and about, - whether it be our latest travel adventure making memories as a family or just the school run. Grants for disabled adults are scarce if you need more than a basic wheelchair, leaving me no option but to seek public support or risk isolation and becoming bedridden as my current chair continues to fail.

After several consultations, with the help of my O.T. Purchasing a Permobil F3-Corpus would be the best option for me given my complex needs and active lifestyle as a disabled Mum. This powerchair has endless customisable postural supports so can be adapted as and when my condition deteriorates, has the vital tilt + recline functions will help with my chronic pain, leg raisers so I can do my own leg stretches that my care hours don't make up for and seat lift so I can reach things independently + be at eye level. This chair is also great outdoors with front wheel drive, giving me more power to get up curbs, has amazing suspension that softens the feel of uneven terrain (essential as I have metal rods in my spine) and tailored driving controls that compensate for lack of hand strength.

My chairs have never lasted beyond the shelf life of 3-5yrs, whereas Permobils can last upto 10yrs, change with users needs + will enable me to make more memories out and about with my girls without the fear of constantly getting stuck on things, not having enough power behind the chair itself and having to have someone with me constantly even for the school run which is so incredibly important to me. It would be life-changing to me and my family.

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson3 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    3 days ago

    I'm SO Happy to announce that MDUK's Joseph Patrick Trust Grant scheme has today awarded me with £3,595 towards my new powerchair! That means the fundraising total has gone down to £10,000 🎉. Due to the JPT's policy I have 18 months to come up with the rest of the funds needed to put in the order, otherwise the award will be retracted & I'd have to reapply all over again. I believe we CAN raise the rest in that amount of time with YOUR support! A *HUGE* THANK YOU to Muscular Dystrophy UK for your continuous support over the years xx

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson18 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    18 days ago

    This photo wasn't meant to exist, experts said don't plan ahead. The future got rewritten. I'm 30, thanks to advancements in medical technology. Live independently because of Direct Payments to meet care needs. Get around as disabled people fought hard for wheelchair access. A Mummy as the NHS enabled me to do so despite my diagnosis. Many things have changed for the better, except access to adequate ♿ for people with complex needs. Behind the 📸 is an agonising pressure sore, broken functions on the very thing I rely on for independence.

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson20 days ago
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    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    20 days ago

    Update: New controller won't arrive until mid Nov now! Still *NO* guarantee it'll get my tilt, recline & riser working again. In the meantime I can't spend more than 2hrs in my chair which is affecting the whole family. Any help towards my #fundraiser is greatly appreciated!

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Page last updated on: 11/13/2018 3:09 PM

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  • Charlotte Hole

    Charlotte Hole

    Nov 11, 2018

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    £10.00

  • R&B Star

    R&B Star

    Nov 7, 2018

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 30, 2018

    £10.00

  • Kerry Thompson

    Kerry Thompson

    Oct 30, 2018

    £15.00

  • Rida

    Rida

    Oct 27, 2018

    Sorry I can't do more

    £5.00

  • Fiona Mackintosh

    Fiona Mackintosh

    Oct 27, 2018

    Sorry I can’t give more. Good luck x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 6, 2018

    £30.00

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Miss Fiona V Anderson

Miss Fiona V Anderson

Bolton, UK

Hi I'm Fi, I'm 29 from Manchester + was born with a rare muscle-wasting condition. I'm an avid disability and parenting blogger as a disabled Mum of 2, + fiercely passionate in various disability rights campaigns and advocacy roles within the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

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