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
- 9 days to go
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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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- 4 months ago
Hannah Short4 months ago
With our love Lynda, Adrian, Hannah, Chris & Ella
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Oct 4, 2018
Hannah - I see I got here too late to help you reach the target, but hopefully keeping it going will help to fund something else to make life a little more comfortable for your mum and dad.
Sep 14, 2018
I know you have reached your target but this is a little something towards what I am sure other support you need. I worked with your Dad a few years ago and my husband did a few years before that.
Sep 8, 2018
Sep 6, 2018
We wanted to make mum's and dad's lives a little easier. Think of them often x
Sep 5, 2018
Sending love 💕
Sep 5, 2018
Lets do this, and support your mum.
Sep 5, 2018
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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.