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Weʼre raising £25,000 to help Jenny get a wheelchair that enables her to live a better life.

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Who am I?

Hi, my name is Jenny Musselle. I live in my own home with the support of a team of carers. I am passionate about writing plays and scripts. I have performed in plays at the Royal Opera House and I took part in the 2012 London Paralympic opening ceremony.

I want to be as active and independent as I can be but it is hard when I don't have a wheelchair that is both comfortable and reliable. I have complex physical problems which include a dislocated left hip and scoliosis of my spine, which is addition to having severe cerebral palsy - I was born 3 months too soon and it kind of went wrong from there on !!

I can't walk, stand, balance , dress or feed myself and I have limited use of my right hand, basically I suppose I could say I am "trapped in a body that does not work" ... but ...my mind if fine !

Whilst the NHS has tried to provide a chair for me their funds are limited and they can’t provide what I actually need. My existing chair is not comfortable and can’t be easily adjusted, it does not support my dislocated hip or legs comfortably and breaks down regularly. Every time it breaks down I am not able to go anywhere , I’m stuck indoors for days , sometimes weeks, until it is fixed (and then it breaks again !) Even when the chair is working I can’t drive it independently because of the way it turns and the poorly designed controls. I have to rely on help from my carers, which I hate!

I get so frustrated and depressed, it is hard enough having to accept the limitations of my body without having to deal with the limitations of a wheelchair that hurts and gives me even more pain than I already have !!

I really want to be as independent as I can be. Having a wheelchair that is designed in every way for my specific needs will give me comfort, confidence and an ability to get out in the world and do so much more with my life. .

The chair I hope to get can offer me everything I need and more! As well as being able to improve my posture and comfort, it is compact, turns in small spaces, is fully and easily adjustable and even allows me to raise myself up so that I am at the same height as if I was walking along!

The company who make this chair is called Permobil Ltd and they have supplied chairs to people like Stephen Hawkins and also Meghan Markel's sister!, so I know they are a good reliable company.

This chair is very expensive. I wish I could use just any wheelchair .... it would be a lot cheaper ! ....but I can't! I need a chair that is built specifically for me. One that will accommodate my wonky body ! and support me in the right places. One that has a seating system that will help to reduce the pain that I currently have to put up with every day and lastly, one that will not breakdown every week !

The Permobil chair incorporates state of the art technology and it combines many specialist features, a few of which are listed below:

The Permobil M3 Corpus model features include :

• dynamic air pocket seating system to accommodate pressure points

• Ability for user to adjust seating system themselves

• Full recline and tilt in space seat again adjustable by user

• Intuitive driving controls

• 6 wheels allowing 360 degree turning

• powered seat lift to allow better social interaction

• quality and after sales service by experienced team

Thank you for your support, I can't do this with out your help!

Check out the youtube video I have made :)

Here is the confirmation letter from permobil Ltd

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  • Jenny Musselle 25 days ago
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    25 days ago
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  • Jenny Musselle 25 days ago
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    Jenny Musselle

    25 days ago

    Wow, what a weekend! The BBQ was a massive success and the Morden fun Day was incredible too. It was a crazy and brilliant weekend ..... but so hot !!! thank you to everyone who was involved xx

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  • Jenny Musselle 1 month ago
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    Jenny Musselle

    1 month ago

    Hi everyone, we have 2 fundraising events happening this weekend. 1. A BBQ on Saturday 21st. My mum, step-dad and Amber (their dog) are going to be there. The BBQ is being hosted by Hillary and Eamonn (mum's friends) - a big thank you to them both. 2. A stall at the Morden Fun Day Surrey on Sunday 22nd. Come & say hi, its an amazing fun day for all the family (just google it) - a big thank you to my brilliant PA Lisa for organising the stall tombola, lucky dip and hook a duck game. I will let you know how we get on !! love Jenny x

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Page last updated on: 8/15/2018 7:14 AM

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61

  • Bethany Vallory

    Bethany Vallory

    Aug 15, 2018

    Jen this is some money form a lady called Amanda. She bought some chairs that my dad donated for your wheelchair fund. YAY!

    £45.00

  • Bethany Vallory

    Bethany Vallory

    Aug 13, 2018

    From me and Connor :) not much but it all helps!!! :)

    £20.00

  • Bethany Vallory

    Bethany Vallory

    Aug 13, 2018

    Hey Jen,This is a donation from my mum :) She is very proud of how hard we are all working! :)

    £60.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 11, 2018

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 11, 2018

    Go Jenny!

  • Susan Mitchell

    Susan Mitchell

    Aug 10, 2018

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 10, 2018

    Here’s what we have collected so far. Love from all the staff and customers at the Horseshoe Warlingham. Xxxx

    £355.00

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