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Weʼre raising £20,000 to get Jenny a special wheelchair so that she can be free from pain and 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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    The Orpheus Centre 6th October 2018

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    5 months 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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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2018

    Jenny here is a small amount to help u on your way ! Fabulous too meet in September- play was amazing) well done xx

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 29, 2018

    Hi Jenny I saw your play at the orphus .. it was amazing) Well done , here’s a little to put towards your new chair .Good luck )

    £100.00

  • Bethany Vallory

    Bethany Vallory

    Oct 14, 2018

    Hey jen, this is from natalie, she is a mum of one of my students. She wishes you all the best and congradulates you on how much you have rasied already so far!

    £50.00

  • Bethany Vallory

    Bethany Vallory

    Oct 9, 2018

    For a wonderful poem written by the lovely Ann. Won at the auction during jens magnificent play! Really cannot wait for the day this chair is yours!

    £20.00

  • John Barry

    John Barry

    Oct 7, 2018

    Enjoyed the show and your play last night - thank you. I'm looking forward to guitar lessons with Chris!

    £110.00

  • ANTHONY PORTSMOUTH

    ANTHONY PORTSMOUTH

    Oct 7, 2018

    Thank you for the wonderful play Jenny! thoroughly enjoyed performing it!Thanks for the G&T glasses too! :D

    £60.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 7, 2018

    £5.00

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