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Jess Donohoe

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£18,323raised of £20,000 target by 3056 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to help to fund Jess a much needed new wheelchair she can rely on

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**Words cannot describe how thankful and grateful we are to each and every one of you. We didn’t think we would achieve £16,000 and it would have taken us forever to reach it without your help. YOU SMASHED IT! It restores our faith in human kindness how we can all pull together at times like this!

We are going to up our goal as anything extra on top of the £16,000 will mean that she can also fund insurance for the chair (costing £600 per year), covering all maintenance and unexpected repairs, thus giving Jess total peace of mind.

Thank you all so much again, we are all speechless. For Jess to wake up to this has made her realise she is not alone and she has an entire army behind her.

*Thank you to everyone that donated on the previous pages before it closed! We raised a whopping £1900 in just a few days. The total of this page is minus the money from the other campaigns!

Born with a muscle wasting condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2, Jess has been fully dependent on an electric wheelchair since two years of age. As a young adult now at the age of twenty-one, her chair remains crucial for her everyday mobility and independence, more so now than ever.

Although Jess' current chair has served her well, it is now over a decade old and has increasingly proven to let her down on a number of occasions this year, which has often led to costly maintenance repairs. In these instances, breakdowns have meant she has been unable to leave the house or at worse, been left stranded while out alone.

A few weeks ago her chair chose an unfortunate time to stop working, leaving her incapable of moving whilst travelling via tram. It's safe to say that her confidence has been knocked by her once faithful four-wheels. Luckily, her pup was on hand to keep her company and reduce her anxiety levels at this time.

Jess wants to be able to go to work, take her assistance dog (currently in training), Presley, for a walk without support, and be able to maintain her level of dignity without the constant fear her chair may break down without warning. Although sad to see her old one off, she fully relies on her chair as her pair of legs and so the time has undoubtedly come to upgrade. Nevertheless, a new one costs upwards of around £20,000 as the NHS have not got the funds to facilitate all of her needs. This has led us to set up a campaign in aid of raising money towards a new chair in order to help Jess regain her mobility and independence.

Thanks for all your continued support

Family and Jess

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    Page last updated on: 8/28/2018 15.19



    • Anonymous


      Aug 28, 2018

      Inspiring story, stay strong!


    • Anonymous


      Aug 26, 2018

      Very best wishes


    • Anonymous


      Aug 24, 2018


    • Pete Mills

      Pete Mills

      Aug 24, 2018

      I've just read the "Boob Girl" article on the BBC. Very funny. I hope you reach your target soon and get your new wheelchair.


    • Richard Kitching

      Richard Kitching

      Aug 24, 2018

      You go boob girl xxx


    • Jo Linney

      Jo Linney

      Aug 24, 2018

      Hope this help x


    • Brudenell Groove

      Brudenell Groove

      Jul 20, 2018

      Nearly there on that target! xx


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