Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund an electric wheelchair
- Derry, Londonderry, UK
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Rebecca is in great need of an outdoor electric wheelchair to help improve her quality of life and give her much more independence. As she does not have the funds for this I want to help her by crowdfunding.Rebecca has Elherns danlos syndrome type 3 which is a connective tissue disease,It causes severe joint pain, nausea and sicknesa,fatigue and hypermobile joints which can lead to dislocation aswell as many other problems.Rebecca also has an ileostomy, permanent catheter and a feeding tube in her jejunum in which medication Is given through the feeding tube. Due to the intestinal failure her stomache is paralized and cant stomache solid food due to severe gastroperesis which means her stomache doesnt allow food to pass down easily and causes nausea, sickness and pain.Recently Rebecca has had a port fitted in which she receives total parental nutrition as other methods of feeding have failed.Rebecca has a POTS which can cause very low blood pressure, fatigue and a fast heart rate and sometimes this can lead to rebecca collapsing, Rebecca struggles with a manual wheelchair as its too hard and heavy for her to be able to get about aswell as causing her pain even trying.so often her days are spent inside. An outdoor electric wheelchair was recommended for rebecca but she would have to fund it herself which is extremely hard for her so this page was set up to help her out in getting her outdoor electric wheelchair so she can enjoy going out and having more inderpendence and gain her confidence back.Rebecca is 23 years old and her health conditons are not ones that can be cured, but they can be managable as time goes on.Since being diagnosed 4 years ago its been very hard time in and out of hospitals and just learning how to adapt to these conditions which she does well and has always got a smile on her face even when the pain and sickness is unbarable she still carrys on.So please help Rebecca get her outdoor electric wheelchair she truly deserves
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- 1 month ago
Rebecca Margiotta1 month ago
I just want to thank you for the donations made i really appreciate it :)
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Jul 15, 2018
Jun 2, 2018
Hope this helps xxx
Apr 29, 2018
All our love Becky, you deserve this wheelchair and it will make your life so much easier xxx
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Derry, Londonderry, UK
To anyone who can donate or already have thank you so much it means alot as all i want is some quality of life and having the outdoor electric wheelchair will increase my quality of life from been nothing and stuck in the house to been able to get about and do things with friends
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