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Weʼre raising £12,000 to help provide a specialist rotating bed & mattress system for my Mum, who has Motor Neurone Disease & has lost all independent mobility.

New Forest District, UK

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My Mum, Lynda, was diagnosed with ALS, the most common form of Motor Neurone Disease, in October 2016, although it went undiagnosed for 6 months prior to that.

For those of you who don't know, ALS is a progressive and neurological illness, for which there is no cure or treatment. Life expectancy ranges from as little as 2 to 5 years, with a serious quality of life impact as the disease progresses.

We are a couple of years into our journey but there is so much we need to do and change to make her life comfortable for the time she has left. My Dad has had to give up work to become Mum's full-time carer. As previously mentioned, Dad has to manually lift my Mum and this is becoming more and more difficult as she is now completely immobile, so moving from the wheelchair into bed is near on impossible.

In order to help ease some of the difficulties we need a specialist rotating bed to ensure Dad can help safely and painlessly get Mum in and out of bed- one of the many difficulties they face everyday.

We are a proud family and have never asked for help in the past, but after a lifetime of volunteering and helping others we are now having to ask others to help us, something that is both difficult and humbling.

We are incredibly grateful for any donations received, and thank you for taking the time to read this page.

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    Supporters

    122

    • Chris and Alastair

      Chris and Alastair

      Aug 16, 2018

      Donation supporting Rowena in her Great North Run.We have a friend with ALS.

      £50.00

    • Craig Heap

      Craig Heap

      Aug 15, 2018

      Good Luck Rowena and see you at the finishers tent for a pint!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 17, 2018

      The Tea Party.

      £756.00

    • Nick Parmenter

      Nick Parmenter

      Jun 1, 2018

      Lots of love from us both in Sydney.XxxP.s Marky Whits is a fantasy football genius.

      £125.00

    • Anna Whittle

      Anna Whittle

      Jun 1, 2018

      £30.00

    • Chris Short

      Chris Short

      Jun 1, 2018

      Courtesy of Marky Whits, the fantasy football genius x

      £25.00

    • Mark and Ally

      Mark and Ally

      Jun 1, 2018

      Very sorry for the delay but sending you and the whole family our best wishes. Fingers crossed you reach your total soon!

      £50.00

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    Hannah Short

    Hannah Short

    New Forest District, UK

    My Mum, Lynda, has Motor Neurone Disease and is now totally dependant on my Dad for all her complex needs. Having a rotating bed system would help immensely as my Dad has to manually lift her and this is becoming a massive strain on him and his health too.

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