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Weʼre raising £1,400 to buy a specialist chair for our hero.

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Meet our hero. He has worked all his life from serving in the army for 12 years, to driving lothian buses, and then onto driving the roofless Edinburgh tour buses. I remember my teenage years him always asking us for help to study for him to become a black cab driver in Edinburgh. He achieved his dream and passed.

One night while driving his taxi he sadly lost his eyesight due to diabetes. Just like that. Coming to terms with him not seeing was a hard one for our family. But having him in our lives meant so much more.

This horrible illness then went on to cause him to lose the ability to stand, walk, and even lift up his own cup to have a drink. He suffered sepsis and was in a coma. The amazing doctors and nurses at the Royal infirmary of Edinburgh were able to save his life.

He made a remarkable recovery and although he never walked or stood again and was now confined to a wheelchair, cant lift up a cup or feed himself, has a cathetor bag fitted, or got his eyesight back, he managed to get back into work, working for the Lady Haig poppy factory, making poppies to raise money to support ex service men and woman.

Through time he had to be medically retired as he deteriorated. My mum, his wife has taken on the role of full time carer which meant she had to give up work too.

For the last 5 years my dad has slept in a hospital bed on an air mattress in his livingroom, as hes unable to turn himself round, and this is the only thing that stops him getting deadly diabetic sores. He has amazing carers that come in to wash and dress him and get him out of bed each day.

But sadly he only moves from his bed to his wheelchair, where he sits all day in the same room listening to radio or tv.

My goal this year was to decorate the livingroom for them as i feel this would hugely benefit my mums well being as well she spends so much time at home making sure hes looked after. But ive been unable to fund it so far.

The most important thing was to get my Dad a rise and recline chair so he could at least be comfortable, instead of being stuck in his wheelchair. These chairs are expensive and im finding it very hard to raise the money.

I never ever put myself out there like this. But i feel if i could even raise something towards the chair this would make my dreams for him come true.

Doesnt matter whether its 10p or £1, any help would be absolutely out of this world. All i want is to show my Dad that working all his days wasnt for nothing, and he can live out his final days in comfort rather than being stuck in a wheelchair constantly.

Thank you all so much for even taking the time out to read this. My Dad doesnt know ive done this as hes the one who was always helping other people out, and would feel so guilty.

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  • Kirsty Ross15 days ago
    Kirsty Ross

    Kirsty Ross

    15 days ago

    Just also wanted to say for now I'm still praying and hoping I get the money together to get my dad his chair. I don't ask for much, but to have him come home to be in comfort is my one wish. If things don't turn out so well, please be reassured those of you who have donated will get ur money back. I'm praying this nightmare will be over soon.

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  • Kirsty Ross15 days ago
    Kirsty Ross

    Kirsty Ross

    15 days ago

    Hi everyone, Just a little update. My dad was rushed into hospital 2 weeks ago after suffering a heart attack. His heart is struggling to work because his arteries are so blocked. He was discharged 5 days later and managed to stay out of hospital for a whole 3 nights before he was rushed in again. He's since been in intensive care, in critical condition. This is the first time I've figured out how to do an update. I have been wanting to come on and say how grateful I am to every single one of you for trying to help. Thank you xx

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Page last updated on: 8/6/2018 7:14 PM

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28

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 6, 2018

    £100.00

  • Neil Mulligan

    Neil Mulligan

    Aug 4, 2018

    £5.00

  • Steven Scott

    Steven Scott

    Aug 1, 2018

    Thank you Kirsty one good turn deserves another x

    £50.00

  • Aimee Plunkett

    Aimee Plunkett

    Jul 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Terrie Hutton

    Terrie Hutton

    Jul 17, 2018

    Don't know you but I hope you get your dad his chair.x

    £10.00

  • Katie Brash

    Katie Brash

    Jul 4, 2018

    Louise sent me hope you’re dad gets his chair

    £10.00

  • Louise Holgate

    Louise Holgate

    Jul 4, 2018

    £10.00

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