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£2,390raised of £3,000 target by 69 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,390 to pay the deposit on a standing wheelchair for Louise

    Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017

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    Story

    The smiling woman in a wheelchair is my daughter, Louise, who is approaching her 50th Birthday. For more than half her life she has been battling Multiple Sclerosis. Her legs which once enabled her to enjoy swimming, walking and cycling, no longer support her to stand unaided and her upper body weakness keeps her permanently sitting in a wheelchair. What she longs for more than anything else is to be able to stand independently, cook for herself, reach the shelves in supermarkets, talk to people at the same eye level, stand at the bar with friends, join her choir in standing while they sing, and do all the independent actions most people take for granted.

    There is a chair which would enable her to do this - the Genie standing wheelchair (www.geniestandingwheelchair.co.uk). These wonderful chairs are individually made to suit the needs of the user and they are very expensive - in Louise's case the cost would be in excess of £11,000. As we are both no longer able to work, this is way beyond our means, though we are saving hard.

    Louise's consultants, physiotherapists and occupational therapists have all said that standing would be of huge benefit, not only for her MS, but also for the heart failure and colitis she suffers from.

    If you feel able to make a donation we would be enormously grateful, as it will hasten the day when we can put in an order for Louise's Genie chair. We are hoping to initially raise £3,000 which covers the deposit. If we can raise more than this then we can get even closer to our overall target.

    Thank you so much - any donation is deeply appreciated,

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    • Marion Lesage1 year ago
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      1 year ago
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    Page last updated on: 12/26/2017 11:16 AM

    Supporters

    69

    • Louise Mitchell

      Louise Mitchell

      Dec 26, 2017

      Xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 26, 2017

      £10.00

    • HR Grimwood

      HR Grimwood

      Dec 26, 2017

      Best wishes to a lovely lady, hope you get your chair. xx

      £20.00

    • Anthony Kelley

      Anthony Kelley

      Dec 26, 2017

      I hope you reach your target x

      £10.00

    • Anila Hussain

      Anila Hussain

      Dec 26, 2017

      With all our love hope you are getting your chair sooner than you think - all the very best to you and yours lovely X

      £50.00

    • Annette Parks

      Annette Parks

      Dec 11, 2017

      Hope you get to order the chair very soon. Send my love to Lou. Annette xxx

      £20.00

    • Lesley Castles

      Lesley Castles

      Dec 11, 2017

      Wishing you both a lovely Christmas & let’s hope the target is madeXX

      £20.00

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