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Fiona Anderson

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£2,044raised of £8,000 target by 55 supporters

Weʼre raising £8,000 to Give Disabled Mum ultimate independence with her children with a new powered wheelchair

Bolton, Greater Manchester

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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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  • Fiona Anderson5 days ago
    Fiona Anderson

    Fiona Anderson

    5 days ago

    Happy Children in Need Day everyone! 🐻 Like most families, we're watching CIN tonight, listening with teary eyes to other stories, fist-bumping the air as the total rises higher and higher. Children in Need are amazing and help so many worthwhile causes, however, what happens to the children of parents like me, forced to fundraise to do everyday things with them. Here my friend Rachel at Ordinary Hopes gives you an insight into my children's world while crowdfunding. https://ordinaryhopes.com/2019/11/15/this-children-in-need-day/

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  • Fiona Anderson1 month ago
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    Fiona Anderson

    1 month ago

    A MASSIVE Thank you going out to Andrew Robertson for going out of his way to include my crowdfunding story for a new specialist powerchair in his annual MDUK charity gala. Andrew is a disabled Dad who also has Muscular Dystrophy so he understands just how essential it is to have a fully functional powerchair for you to be the best parent you can be. You can listen to Andrew's speech below!

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  • Fiona Anderson3 months ago
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    Fiona Anderson

    3 months ago

    Lately, I've been feeling rather helpless and hopeless to get out of this situation. Fearing my dignity and pride has gone down the pan somewhat because the reality is, the longer I miss out on my children's lives outside the home - the more desperate I become. To all those who check on this page, just to see how I'm getting on and give me that boost when I need it the most not to lose hope when it seems everything's at a standstill and I'm fighting tooth and nail to get things moving again. Thank you, you are my light in the dark.

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6 months ago

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Page last updated on: 11/18/2019 22.24

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55

  • Lorna

    Lorna

    Nov 18, 2019

    From one to another. 💜

    £30.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 16, 2019

    £10.00

  • Laura Ramsden

    Laura Ramsden

    Nov 15, 2019

    Good luck hope you reach your goal x

    £2.00

  • Lisa Davies

    Lisa Davies

    Nov 15, 2019

    I hope you manage to raise the money for your wheelchair. My eldest is severely disabled and i understand the issues you are facing with wheelchairs. It’s not much but i hope it helps, keep smiling :)

    £10.00

  • Jess Thom

    Jess Thom

    Nov 15, 2019

    I hope you get your chair soon. The right equipment makes all the difference. Good luck, love and solidarity.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 15, 2019

    Just hoping that one day wheelchair services will provide wheelchairs that are enabling rather than disabling.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 15, 2019

    £20.00

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Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson

Bolton, Greater Manchester

Disabled Mum of 2, multi-award winner in campaigning for Changing Places, accessible housing and ease of public transport for disabled people in the UK. Renowned parenting blogger at showing the world the challenges and triumphs of parenting with a disability.

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