£2,572raised of £3,000 target by 40 supporters

Weʼre raising £3,000 to Buy essential mobility aids

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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My name is Kelly and I'm a 38-year-old from South Wales, UK. I have complex health issues which, amongst other things, include; Marfan Syndrome, fibromyalgia, and untreatable PCOS. The combination of these conditions means that I am in constant pain and struggle to do everyday things that most people take for granted. I can't walk more than 30m, and as you can imagine, this puts huge limitations on my life. My social life has become non-existent and I am reliant on other people to do a lot for me. I hate this and would love to gain some independence back.

Although I am disabled, unfortunately, the NHS are extremely strict in my area, which means that I do not qualify for a power wheelchair or scooter. I do have a manual wheelchair, but as I am unable to self-propel I have to rely on other people to push me, which isn't always possible or practical.

In order to get a portion of my life back, I need a power chair, but the cost is so high that I am unable to fund it myself. This is where I must swallow my pride and ask for help. There are specific things I require from my chair (such as a high-backed seat with enough lumbar support for my tall frame, a good amount of leg room etc) that aren't available on the cheaper options.The kind of appliance that I require can cost anywhere up to £5000, and I am saving as much as I can to put towards it myself, but I fall short - very, very short.

If I am lucky enough to reach my target the money will be used to buy the perfect appliance and accessories so that I can get out again, take my dog for walks, do my own shopping and maybe even get something of a social life back.

If you have a spare pound or two and would like to help me gain some much-needed independence, I would be forever grateful. If you don't have the money, and I understand that times are hard, please could you share this campaign?

Thank you so much for your time, it's much appreciated.

Kelly ♥

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    • Nicola Paton

      Nicola Paton

      Jul 28, 2017

      You're almost there! I'm so excited for you. Xxx


    • Anonymous


      Jul 28, 2017

      Good Luck! (Read about you in the Guardian)

    • Christine Cunningham

      Christine Cunningham

      Jul 26, 2017

      Wishing you the best of luck!!! So, so much love to you! Wish I could do even more.


    • Helen Davies

      Helen Davies

      Jul 24, 2017

      Wishing you all the best xx


    • Anonymous


      Jul 23, 2017

    • Catherine Rideout

      Catherine Rideout

      Jul 21, 2017

      I know how it feels, after reading the Guardian article. I have Marfan too! I had to get my cardiologist to help fight for a chair. Find me on Facebook :)


    • Rachel Fullard

      Rachel Fullard

      Jul 21, 2017

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