Weʼre raising £3,000 to buy Jack a new lighter smaller more modern wheelchair
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- 3 days to go
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Jack was involved in a serious life threatening road accident which has left him with lie changing injuries. He's physically disabled and suffered a traumatic brain injury. He has gone through significant physical recovery and had to relearn how to do all basic tasks from telling the time to holding his pencil again. Learning to get dressed and tying his shoes. Life for him now is unrecognisable.
To maintain his independence, Jack needs a new wheelchair. The one he has is broken, heavy and too clunky for him to manoeuvre. It take a lot of effort to operate and a significant level of coordination to steer, which he finds difficult due to the brain injury. He has little sensation down the right side of his body, so its hard for him to grip things or turn the wheels of his existing chair. He wears a splint and has a built up shoe to make his legs the same length.
We have seen one that will satisfy the needs of the physical disability and help him cope with the demands of the brain injury. Being independent is really important to him but it's expensive and we are hoping to raise some finds to help. Every little helps. Thank you for any help that you can offer.
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Nov 27, 2017
I hope you raise all the money required for this amazing cause, Isla Hall (Rachel’s pal)
Oct 30, 2017
Hullo wee Gi. Hopefully this helps.
Oct 24, 2017
Sorry - Just seen this - hope the fundraising is going well - Best Wishes
Oct 24, 2017
With lots of love from Mike & Mandy
Oct 15, 2017
So so proud of you Jack you are a fighter and your mum is amazing.
Susan and Jay Cameron
Oct 14, 2017
All the best with raising the funds you need xx well done for all the running and exercising to raise awareness
Oct 13, 2017
Wishing you all the best in reaching your target x