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Weʼre raising £14,125 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 Anderson2 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    2 days ago

    It's crazy to think I'll be turning 30 on Monday! Although I wish I could stay in my 20s forever, I'm very blessed to be able to go to my next Neuromuscular Clinic follow-up and say to my Dr, "Right so I'm 30 now, you going to give me a new deadline?" For those that are confused by my dark sense of humour, my parents were told I had months to live when I was 6, then they said I wouldn't live past 10, then it was 16, 18, 21 and then they stretched to 30! What do I REALLY want for my bday? For this fundraiser to hit the first £1,000! Please SHARE

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson7 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    7 days ago

    Alot of people cannot understand the importance of having the Right wheelchair. So I roped in a few other awesome disabled Bloggers who've been through this exact same thing and wrote a blog that explains it to a tee. Please follow the link below 👇 Quality of Life at a Cost | Why the Right wheelchair is Everything What happens to #PWD's are NOT catered for by #NHSWheelchairServices and the lengths we go to, to get the ♿ we need to lead full, active lives. https://t.co/0dEoNtHMpV #disabledbloggers

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson7 days ago
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    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    7 days ago

    Update - £150 ♿ parts ordered to hopefully tie me over until I've reached my fundraising goal. I need Your help to get it kickstarted again. Its only a matter of time until this 1 breaks down again 😔 Please SHARE

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Page last updated on: 9/21/2018 10:39 PM

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51

  • Steven Andrews

    Steven Andrews

    Sep 17, 2018

    Hope this helps and that you reach your target

    £30.00

  • Emily

    Emily

    Sep 16, 2018

    Wishing you all the best fundraising x

    £30.00

  • Nyika Suttie

    Nyika Suttie

    Sep 15, 2018

    £10.00

  • Alison Douthwaite

    Alison Douthwaite

    Sep 7, 2018

    Good luck with raising the money you need for this vital equipment.it is so wrong that wheelchair services won't meet your needs here

    £20.00

  • Pete G

    Pete G

    Sep 6, 2018

    Best wishes

    £10.00

  • Matthew Smith

    Matthew Smith

    Sep 5, 2018

    £20.00

  • Zoe Palmer

    Zoe Palmer

    Sep 5, 2018

    Every little helps as they say, i really hope you raise enough funds soon, before xmas would make an amazing xmas present, all the luck in the world Fi. Xxx

    £10.00

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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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