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£920
raised of £5,000 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £920 to fund a motorised attachment for Paul's wheelchair to help him go out independently for the first time in 13 years

    South Shields, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 31st July 2019

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    Story

    Paul had a catastrophic brain injury in 2005 after his drink was spiked in Thailand. This resulted in firstly Paul being in a coma for three months and developing long term balance problems and severe restrictions to his mobility. He has had years of rehabilitation in institutions and gruelling physiotherapy but throughout all of that time he has shown remarkable determination and resilience to try to get as much physical movement as he can and to try to have some kind of a life.

    Although he can walk a few steps with a walking frame indoors, he relies upon a wheelchair a great deal to get about. However, Paul has been unable to get out of his home independently as his manual wheelchair makes it impossible for him to manage pavements and kerbs. He has therefore not been out of the house by himself for 13 years and relies heavily upon other people to support him. This situation is really hard for him and has a negative effect on his self-esteem and confidence.

    It is possible to purchase a motorised attachment for his wheelchair which would give him the opportunity to hand cycle for exercise and to use the motor when he becomes fatigued, which is a side effect of his brain injury. It would also enable him to manage kerbs and uneven pavements.

    Paul has overcome massive difficulties and continues to face challenges on a daily basis. It would be wonderful to give him a mode of transport which would allow him to have greater independence and a more ‘normal’ life.

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    • Emily Childerstone5 years ago
      Emily Childerstone

      Emily Childerstone

      5 years ago

      Hi Everyone, thanks again for your kind donations. Just to let you know that we have now ordered Paul’s chair attachment thanks to each and every one of you that has donated. We are all so grateful - especially Paul! Xxx

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    • Emily Childerstone6 years ago
      Emily Childerstone

      Emily Childerstone

      6 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

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    Supporters

    35

    • william skipper

      william skipper

      Mar 14, 2019

      Keep up the hard work of raising money

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 7, 2019

      £20.00

    • Stephanie Lagay

      Stephanie Lagay

      Feb 10, 2019

      £5.00

    • Lisa Parkin

      Lisa Parkin

      Dec 14, 2018

      Good luck Paul. X

      £20.00

    • Chris McGreevy

      Chris McGreevy

      Nov 17, 2018

      £20.00

    • Ron and Elizabeth

      Ron and Elizabeth

      Nov 13, 2018

      Good luck Paul!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 6, 2018

      With love from Vera xx

      £10.00

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