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£2,955
raised of £10,000 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,955 to to fund a powered wheelchair and other necessary equipment (e.g. hoist) for me to be able to get around independently and go to university

    Sandwich, Kent
    Funded on Saturday, 30th November 2019

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    Story

    I don't qualify for a wheelchair on the NHS despite my physio, occupational therapist and rheumatologist (all of whom are from the NHS) all agreeing that I need one in order to be able to leave the house independently and go to university. I have been using a basic £100 manual wheelchair from amazon for the last couple of years. However, I can't self-propel and it's beginning to fall apart.

    Recently, I turned 18 and while for most people this means greater independence, mine is greatly limited by the fact I do not have a powered wheelchair.

    I have a permanent connective tissue disorder, as well as many other health conditions that will mean that I will require a liver transplant in the future. As it is, I am unable to walk without the use of aids such as crutches inside the house, but I rely on a wheelchair to be able to travel to my hospital appointments (most of which are in London).

    Going to university is very important to me as I am very academic and want to study biomedical sciences to potentially go in to medical research as a career. However, I won't be able to achieve this without a wheelchair as I won't be able to complete day-to-day tasks such as buying food and getting to lectures.

    Currently, I have been unable to leave the house independently for the last year and a half. This means that I can rarely go out to see friends or even choose my own clothes as I am reliant on my mum or other family members (such as my two younger sisters) to help get my wheelchair in and out of the car, as well as help me to push it since my joint condition prevents me from being able to self-propel.

    We haven't been able to fund a powered wheelchair ourselves as my mum is a single-parent, self-employed and is studying to become a social worker - we're a little tight on funds!

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    • Hannah Bullard1 year ago
      Hannah Bullard

      Hannah Bullard

      1 year ago

      I just had another procedure in King's college hospital on Friday and am now getting ready for my final year of school before uni - time to sort my personal statement! Thank you very much to everyone who has already donated, and I hope that I can reach my goal soon to be able to transport my chair (which I have been enjoying using locally all summer!) without having to rely on public transport etc.

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    • Hannah Bullard1 year ago
      Hannah Bullard

      Hannah Bullard

      1 year ago

      Great news! A local charity (Donations with a Difference) have kindly funded the chair itself. This is an incredible stepping stone to me reaching university and independence. However, I still need to be able to transport the chair (car with hoist) otherwise I can only use it locally - not at uni! Therefore, all funds raised so far and from now on will go towards this. Thank you for all your support! Hannah

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    • Hannah Bullard2 years ago
      Hannah Bullard

      Hannah Bullard

      2 years ago

      On Tuesday and Wednesday, we visited Oxford Uni and I'm 100% sure that I'll be applying for biomedical sciences there now. We visited 3 colleges and attended the biomedical talk, all of which were absolutely amazing - it's so hard to decide which college to choose! Everyone was very accommodating and kind, and I can't wait to be able to (hopefully) go back again for interviews etc - here's to hoping that I'll have the chair, car and hoist etc by then!

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/2/2019 14.37

    Supporters

    43

    • Sarah Partridge

      Sarah Partridge

      Sep 1, 2019

      Wishing you all the best Hannah, your determination is inspiring to all! Follow your dreams xGood luck with raising the funds for the transport x

      £25.00

    • Julie

      Julie

      Aug 30, 2019

      Much love

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 8, 2019

      Courtesy of Europa Nursery

      £100.00

    • Sam Young

      Sam Young

      Aug 4, 2019

      Good luck x

    • Diane, Mark and boys

      Diane, Mark and boys

      Aug 3, 2019

      Good luck x

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 3, 2019

    • Mark and Tamara

      Mark and Tamara

      Aug 3, 2019

      £30.00

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    Hannah Bullard

    Hannah Bullard

    Sandwich, Kent

    Hi, I'm Hannah! I'm only just 18 and have a permanent connective tissue disorder among other disabilities. I do plan on going to university despite all of this, however, I will need support and help to access all the resources available. This includes using a powered wheelchair.

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