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    Weʼve raised £1,645 to convert my bathroom to a wetroom

    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 6th November 2017

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    Story

    I am 38 years old. In 2007 I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Limb Girdle muscular Dystrophy type 2B. It's a slowly progressive disease which affects my legs and later will affect my shoulders, in the past year I've been confined to a wheelchair. I live in a bungalow with my husband and 10 year old twins, we both work full-time my husband is 62 years old.

    I applied twice for a Disability Facilities Grant but was unsuccessful because we both work, we pay mortgage so having our own property as well does not help.

    I use a bath at home which has a bath lift, the problem is without my husband I cannot independently access the bath. If my husband is not there it's not safe for me to get to the bath, my legs have no strength, I cannot get out of the wheelchair on my own.

    On the 1st of June I had a fall and pulled the ligaments in my right ankle, a week after I had another fall this time it was ligaments in my right knee.

    The only option for me is to have a wet room, so I can sit in the wheelchair and have a shower without worrying about transfer.

    I had three different quotes from various companies which range from £9000 - £12300, it's a lot of money for a wet room, however having the work done properly is key, This wet room in the long term will last a long time, if not done properly will cause a lot of problems.

    I've always cope and tried not to ask for anything but it's getting so hard, and the council just won't help because I'm working, if I pack up work I'll have nothing, My brain works, it's just my mobility, please if any one could help this will change my life drastically, I will be safer at home and have some of my independence back.

    Thanks for reading

    Melesia Burchell

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    • melesia  burchell1 year ago
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      melesia burchell

      1 year ago

      Hi All, We did it, so proud and such team effort, thanks Reg for putting up with me, we had fun, laughter and tears, everyone was so supportive when we all work together we can achieve anything. Will definitely keep training to get my upper body stronger. Thanks again for all your support, I will keep you all updated.

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    • melesia  burchell1 year ago
      melesia  burchell

      melesia burchell

      1 year ago

      Hi All, When you have some time please listen to Regina and myself on BBC radio Nottingham with Mark Dennison 20/09/2017 10:30 am having a quick chat about the Marathon. 4 days to go. Thanks for your support.

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    • melesia  burchell1 year ago
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      melesia burchell

      1 year ago

      Hi All, Just finishing work and getting ready to do some training, I will post some pictures later, Thanks again for all your support.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 10/4/2017 9:20 PM

    Supporters

    84

    • Iain Blatherwick

      Iain Blatherwick

      Oct 4, 2017

      Sorry I'm late - well done!

      £50.00

    • Angela Thompson

      Angela Thompson

      Sep 28, 2017

      Well Done Mel and Reg for completing the half marathon!

      £10.00

    • Belinda Hughes

      Belinda Hughes

      Sep 27, 2017

      Congratulations Mel and Regina.You did yourselves proud.Here's a donation from Vicky and Jo, more lovely friends from the Singing Women from Stanton xxx

      £10.00

    • Regina O'REILLY

      Regina O'REILLY

      Sep 26, 2017

      From Cristina, Miami

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 26, 2017

      Well done for completing the race

    • Craig Hill

      Craig Hill

      Sep 26, 2017

      Well done on the half marathon, was great to see you guys out on the course. Good luck with the rest of your fundraising

      £10.00

    • Sally-Ann Allen

      Sally-Ann Allen

      Sep 25, 2017

      Well done to you both, inspirational xx

      £10.00

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