Weʼve raised £20 to partially help out my neighbour,who has been disabled by worsening fibromyalgia at age 50, with acquiring needed mobility scooter.
- Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
- Disability support
- Time left
- Funded on Thursday, 8th December 2016
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We heard it so many times: "We live in difficult times, cuts in spending must be made..." and as it is always truth the most affected are those in the greatest need.
I am crowdfunding for my neighbour, Angela, who I met though The Casserole Club initiative. Angela is middle aged woman, in her fifties, who became disabled by medical condition called fybromyalgia. She was hard working member of community, paying her taxes, never been unemployed.
Then after long list of medical problems she was finally diagnosed with fybromyalgia. She still hoped to get better and work again. She looked after herself from her own finances and was self sufficient.
Unfortunately after 2 years of getting worse and worse, her fybromyalgia made this still young 50 year old woman, increasingly unable to look after herself both physically as well as financially.
To make story short, she had her Disability Allowance stopped, including her PA who helped her with day-to-day tasks including shopping. There is currently no charity which helps people of her age group suffering with long term medical condition. She also has no family in local proximity.
As her only income comes from Enhanced PIP, she is struggling to support herself. This struggle is even more pronounced now with her need for mobility scooter and expected costs of upcoming winter.
Despite of that, she does not want to accept full charity and is determined to fund £500 from her own pocket, even if it means choosing between food or heating. She also actively looks for cheaper options in terms of second hand scooters. However, there are not many available in needed max user weight category.
She told me how grateful she would be with every £50.00 collected, because she will not have to choose between eating or heating. So please, every £10.00 matters.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jana Karkulova2 months ago
Fundraising cancelled. All raised donation given to Angela.
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