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£78raised of £550 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £78 to Help me not to be housebound when my power chair breaks

    Location
    Exeter, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    Hello my name is Heather, I'm 24 years old and have Autism, FND and personality disorder. Please help me not to be housebound. I currently have an NHS power wheelchair which is constantly breaking down. Every time this happens i am left completely housebound as I am unable to walk any sort of distance. when this happens it leaves me completely unable to perform any of the normal tasks as 24 year old would normally do as well as leave me being unable to get supplies i need for my flat such as food and electric and unable to get to any medical appointments.

    This is why I am asking for donations for a manual wheelchair. As if I have a manual wheelchair I will still be able to do everything as before with a little support from my enablers instead of being fully dependant on them or my friends. I have found a pre owned chair (quickie RXS) that would cost over £2000 new an would be suitable but is still out of my price range, and as the NHS supplied my power wheelchair they will not provide me with a manual one dude to funding restrictions.

    please can you help me get more independence by helping me fund this chair? Any donations no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated

    Thank you
    Heather

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    • Heather Courtney7 months ago
      Heather Courtney

      Heather Courtney

      7 months ago

      So a very generous lady has just given me her old chair as she was picking up her new one! It's very light weight and easy to use! There are no supports but my OT has ok'd it as a spare. If it's ok the donations I have received is like to use for some adaptions like a hip belt etc If you don't wish your donations to be used for this please contact me and I'll happily return your donation to you. You can contact me at heathercourtney2@hotmail.com Thank you so much for all of your support

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    • Heather Courtney8 months ago
      Heather Courtney

      Heather Courtney

      8 months ago

      I have now found a pre owned manual chair which is sutable. This comes in much cheaper at £550! However this is still out of my price range. If you could help me to get this chair I'd really appreciate it

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    • Heather Courtney8 months ago
      Heather Courtney

      Heather Courtney

      8 months ago

      So my power chair broke again today. As you can see in the picture my armrests has snapped off! This shouldn't have happened. Especial as al I was doing was transfering into my chair. Because this has happened my chair is now once again rendered unusable for safety reasons and I am once again housebound. Please please help me to get a manual chair so I don't have to be in these situations any more!

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    8 months ago

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    7

    • Mona Qadri

      Mona Qadri

      Jul 11, 2017

      😍😍😍

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 10, 2017

      £10.00

    • Gillian Osborne

      Gillian Osborne

      Jul 7, 2017

      Having tried to use the NHS for help with suitable wheelchairs, you have my support and sympathies.Good luck.

      £10.00

    • Catherine Pinnell

      Catherine Pinnell

      Jul 7, 2017

      Good for you ❤

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 6, 2017

      You can do it you beauty! Seeing you fight for what's important is inspiring. Always keep going xx

      £10.00

    • Sarah Graham

      Sarah Graham

      Jul 6, 2017

      Hope you raise enough. Love from a friend of Mona x

      £10.00

    • Rachel Williams-Edwards

      Rachel Williams-Edwards

      Jul 5, 2017

      Good luck with your fundraising, x

      £5.00

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    Heather Courtney

    Heather Courtney

    Exeter, United Kingdom

    My name is, Heather. I have Autism, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), OCD, ADD and borderline personality. I use a power chair which unfortunately keeps breaking down and die to the fact they gave me the power chair the NHS won't supply me with a manual chair.

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