Weʼre raising £2,000 to fund an adapted bike so I can resume exercise now my drug regime is the best it has been.
- 5 days to go
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I was born with no left hand. Despite this, i was taught to ride a bike as a child. However, when i was 15, an infection meant i needed further amputation and now my arm feels too short and i cannot control the handlebars or feel safe on a normal diamond bike frame.
I have also been seriously ill after having life saving bowel surgery in 2004 and contracting MRSA causing the wound to burst open. Its left me with immunodeficiency, chronic nerve pain and hernias which have been repaired surgically. I’ve had over 25 surgeries since then including a pacemaker and spinal cord stimulor which left me with weakness in my spine.
Recently, I had a go on a recumbent trike with adaptations for an amputee and it was the most liberating, exciting thing i have done for years...
i was thrilled and was confident using it and because there is a full seat with back support, had no spinal pain like i would on a tegular bike.
I am unable to work due to my illness so am on a very limited budget but i really would like to have one of these recumbent trikes so i can begin doing some suitable and safe exercise after years of being sedentary due to my ill health.
The cost of one of these KMC Koyote recumbent trikes is £1500 plus extra costs for the necessary adaptations and assembly. I would be so grateful for any donations to help me raise the £2000 required to buy one of these.
This is the reason I am crowdfunding and I would be absolutely grateful for any donations made to hopefully help me reach this goal.
Thankyou for your time and attention, I hope you think I am a worthy candidate for you to help.
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