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£1,879raised of £15,000 target by 70 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,879 to Purchase a new wheelchair for Our Son who has Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

    Rochester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 8th November 2017

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    Story

    Our Son, George Broadhurst, is almost 18 & has been in a Manual Chair from the age of 5 & a Powerchair since the age of 12. He has Ataxic Cerebral Palsy & Hearing Impaired; & is currently using one provided by the NHS. The Wheelchair Service are unable to find a suitable Wheelchair for his needs & have placed him on a waiting list with an unknown time-frame. George has outgrown his current one and is suffering from daily pain & pressure points under his thighs and knees. Financially my husband and I are unable to purchase the Frontier V6 All Terrain Wheelchair he needs. I am also unable to raise any money due to becoming disabled myself.

    George has just finished his AS Examinations in Maths & Accounting; & completed the first 4 Units of a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business. He is also currently completing his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    George was born at 27 weeks gestation due to my womb rupturing, & he bravely fought to stay alive for 10 & a half weeks. He is the most inspirational child we could have ever wished for - born after 14 years of heartache. Words cannot express how difficult it is to watch him suffer daily in his current wheelchair, & as parents, being totally helpless.

    He has faced his Disability with much Dignity & Pride, and has always challenged himself to overcome. George's diagnosis presented with many difficulties, yet he always found a way to succeed - passing 9 GCSE's and the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    His achievements are a small part of the amazing young man he has become. He is kind, loving and cheerful; & willing to help others. He is an active Member of Whizz-kidz, being an Ambassador, Young Leader & a Regional Board Member.

    As Parents our only wish is to help our Son to be as independent in life as he can be. Without the use of a Powerchair suitable for his needs George faces daily pain & the inability to be independent. Please kindly help if you can. Any excess donations will be donated to Whizz-kidz. Thank you.

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    • Gillian Broadhurst1 year ago
      Gillian Broadhurst

      Gillian Broadhurst

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We're near the end, When people can send, Funds for our amazing Son, To give him the wheels of Independence & Fun, So please share as we're nowhere near, Purchasing a wheelchair for someone so dear, Thank you to all who have sent, To help us climb this major ascent, If anyone can truly help with a penny or two, This Plea is just for you, If only you knew the George we share, You'd understand how easy it is to care, & Love Our Wonderful Son, Who is so kind to everyone. Thank you for Caring x

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    • Gillian Broadhurst1 year ago
      Gillian Broadhurst

      Gillian Broadhurst

      1 year ago

      I have a long way to go but this is so important to my quality of life. Please could you share with everyone you know to help me achieve my dreams. The NHS can't help me so I am appealing to anyone who can. I am in constant pain in my current chair and it hinders my independence immensely. Cerebral Palsy has never held me back and I am more determined than ever to fight for my independence. Kind regards, George

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    • Gillian Broadhurst1 year ago
      Gillian Broadhurst

      Gillian Broadhurst

      1 year ago

      As a family we are totally overwhelmed by the generosity of people we have never known or met. Thanks also to our Amazing Family & Friends who never fail to have our backs. We Love you All With Gratitude & Thanks beyond words Gill Mike & George xxx

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    Page last updated on: 11/8/2017 10:26 PM

    Supporters

    70

    • Linda Beesley

      Linda Beesley

      Nov 8, 2017

      £20.00

    • Barry Steel

      Barry Steel

      Nov 2, 2017

      Hope you get there with this Gill. xx

    • Kim Brown

      Kim Brown

      Nov 1, 2017

      Sorry it isn't more. Wishing u every success in achieving ur target. All r luv Kim & Ellie xxxx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2017

      I hope more can be raised for Georges wheelchair . Repost again if you can after the deadline. all the best.

    • David Sketchley

      David Sketchley

      Sep 10, 2017

      Could Myles have all 21 numbers? He wants to help George xx

      £21.00

    • Sue Barnett and Richard

      Sue Barnett and Richard

      Sep 9, 2017

      Good luck with everything

      £10.00

    • Debbie Crossland

      Debbie Crossland

      Sep 9, 2017

      £3.00

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    Gillian Broadhurst

    Gillian Broadhurst

    Rochester, United Kingdom

    George is our only Son & he is Our World. Despite being resuscitated at birth - 13 weeks early, suffering oxygen deprivation & having Ataxic Cerebral Palsy he has always made us very Proud to be his Parents. George is the most inspirational, loving & kind person you'd ever meet.

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