Weʼre raising £3,000 to Buy essential mobility aids
- Cardiff, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- 97 days to go
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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.
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Jul 28, 2017
You're almost there! I'm so excited for you. Xxx
Jul 28, 2017
Good Luck! (Read about you in the Guardian)
Jul 26, 2017
Wishing you the best of luck!!! So, so much love to you! Wish I could do even more.
Jul 24, 2017
Wishing you all the best xx
Jul 23, 2017
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 :)
Jul 21, 2017
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