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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help Disabled Mum of 2 with life-limiting condition regain full independence with specialist powered wheelchair ♿

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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 Anderson21 days ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    21 days ago

    The right armrest is now held in place by thick tape and my bilaterals hinge has buckled. To remain mobile I'm holding myself propped on that armrest, knowing it could collapse at any moment. Rang the engineer, as per they don't class it as an urgent call out so won't be out until next 7/2 - another call out charge, parts etc. The repairs are endless. Situation monotonous. Please can you continue to share my fundraiser, I just want to get on with my life without the constant worry over what will fall apart next.

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson3 months ago
    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    3 months ago

    Next week I'll be without my powerchair for 2 days or more while it gets sent half way down the country for repairs to the tilt & riser. Meaning I'll again be housebound, all in an effort to repair it to last long enough (until it ultimately fails again) for me to raise the rest of the funds needed. Please keep up the Shares & RTs I so appreciate it. I cannot do this without the support of various online friends. Much love ~ Fi x

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  • Miss Fiona V Anderson3 months ago
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    Miss Fiona V Anderson

    3 months 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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Page last updated on: 2/16/2019 21.29

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  • Hope this helps

    Hope this helps

    Feb 16, 2019

  • Rachel George

    Rachel George

    Feb 16, 2019

    It hurts to see you struggling so much. I know you will reach your target though. There are many good people in the world who will want to help.xxx

    £20.00

  • Fiona  Macleod

    Fiona Macleod

    Feb 16, 2019

    Good luck with the fundraising Fi, I hope you don't have to wait too much longer. X

    £50.00

  • Alison Douthwaite

    Alison Douthwaite

    Feb 16, 2019

    £20.00

  • Jenny Tetlow

    Jenny Tetlow

    Feb 16, 2019

    All the very best Fiona!

    £10.00

  • Sue Akpobaro

    Sue Akpobaro

    Feb 16, 2019

    It's appalling that you have to buy your own. Sorry it's so little, but every little helps. Good luck xx

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 16, 2019

    Fi I hope you get your chair soon. You are amazing. X

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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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