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Weʼre raising £16,000 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 Anderson10 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    10 days ago

    "This is your new wheelie chair Mummy" Abbie said proudly. We had a cuddle and I praised her for her great wheelchair drawing skills, then asked her why I'm laying down in it. Her response was, "You can lie down all the way in the new one and you won't need to go lie down in bed when you've got owwie legs and back. Then you'll be able to play with us more right Mummy?!" I was crushed that frequently needing to lie down as my tilt function and bilateral supports are broken is affecting my kids. The reality is fundraising will take months/yrs

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson14 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    14 days ago
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    The love is still flowing from the wonderful disabled community whom after this fundraising experience makes me feel extra blessed to be part of such a wonderfully supportive community. I couldn't be prouder to be disabled in this day and age because the friendships you build through these circumstances are invaluable! Thank you for getting the fundraiser to 2% hopefully the momentum will continue from here 👍

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson15 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    15 days ago
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    Woke up today to find the fundraiser has hit just over £200 overnight! After the reaction on the article in The Bolton News, my friends in the disabled community rallied in support, not only to educate the online trolls but when I scrolled down to thank everyone for their donations, I got emotional seeing I recognised every name bar 1 as my fellow MD warriors. These are ppl in very similiar circumstances, needing 24hr care, have their own daily battles with funding yet they are here supporting me. I'm utterly speechless! Thank you so much 😢

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Page last updated on: 8/20/2018 1:23 AM

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  • Taj Singh

    Taj Singh

    Aug 20, 2018

    Keep blogging

  • Carrie Aimes

    Carrie Aimes

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good luck, Fi! Sorry I can't donate more xXx

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 11, 2018

    £20.00

  • Claire Weaver

    Claire Weaver

    Aug 10, 2018

    Hoping you raise the funds soon x

    £30.00

  • Jackie Schneider

    Jackie Schneider

    Aug 10, 2018

    You are amazing. You should never have been put in this position. I will fight as hard as I can for a Labour government that properly funds wheelchairs. Am ashamed that our society "disables" people

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 7, 2018

    I'm so sorry you have to do this. Masses of good luck x

    £10.00

  • Alice Mobiloo

    Alice Mobiloo

    Aug 7, 2018

    Good luck Fi.

    £5.00

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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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