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Closed 23/09/2021

raised of £15,150 target by 119 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,085 to help fund a wheelchair 'The Genie'

    Funded on Thursday, 23rd September 2021

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    I was diagnosed with MS in the early 90’s

    At that time, each day of my life was full on: eventing, training horses and running a business with my partner, so when I felt tired I assumed it was because I was so busy! I had a spell of blindness in one eye, when the sight retuned, the other one went blind! I went to see my GP and he referred me to a neuro surgeon who arranged various scans and tests but it was only when the consultant gave me the results and confirmed that I had MS that it hit me how serious it was ... At which point it sounded like my partner was hyperventilating :-)

    At this stage, because I felt fine and I was fine, I assumed it would always be like that! But when it was all too much for my partner and we split up and I had to leave Surrey, which had become home, and returned to Nottinghamshire to my family home. I made the most of it but I was a long way from all my friends and I could no longer ride or care for my beloved horses because I lost the use of my legs about 10+ years ago.

    I just thought I was fed up. A routine visit from my GP ended with me being diagnosed with serious depression. Following this, a conversation with my sister reminded me of how I used to love swimming, despite hating the cold! But she said she took her small children to a hydrotherapy pool because it was warm.....Soon after, I discovered Portland College (A leading specialist college who work with disabled people) and its been such fun and the people are great to deal with. They were talking to me very positively which completely changed my mental state and I virtually weaned myself off my anti depressants. Before the lockdown I swam once a week and did two lots of physio each week. I have recently walked (assisted by a standing wheel chair) for the first time and did about 15 metres and the second week I walked about 25 metres which makes me so excited having not walked a step for over 10 years. I have been advised by the experts that a good distance to aim for would be 200 metres, so this is my goal!

    I recently had a demonstration showing me a new chair 'The Genie', which stands me up so I can move around standing up or sitting down and even lying down! I will benefit massively if I have one of these as it will help my circulation, my voice and my breathing and amazingly my mobility. I need £15,150.00 to buy one, there is no funding available so I am challenging myself to achieve walking 200m and looking for sponsors to help raise these much needed funds? If you feel you could contribute even a small amount it would be amazing!

    Ruth x

    Ruth .x



    • Ruth Warrener1 year ago
      Ruth Warrener

      Ruth Warrener

      1 year ago

      Just thought I’d let you all know how I am getting on. I did my 90 metres in side and then we decided to walk outside but unfortunately only managed to do 35 metres , that’s because it’s all different terrain. So much harder. I really enjoyed it because it was a lovely day and it was great to be out on this lovely day 😊 I’m going to my happy place so let’s hope i can do even more 🙏😘

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    • Ruth Warrener1 year ago
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      Ruth Warrener

      1 year ago

      I thought I would let you all know how I'm getting on especially after all my lovely comments thank you very much . Last Tuesday I beat my personal best by walking a phenomenal 70 meters whoop whoop , I was really tired on the way home and then very quickly I felt fine so I must be getting fitter.

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    • Ruth Warrener1 year ago
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      Ruth Warrener

      1 year ago

      Hi everybody Just to let you all know how I am getting on so far, I am lucky enough to go to my happy place twice a week [Portland college Mansfield] I achieved my personnel best walking last week. This week I did a lot of sit and standing to encourage my muscles to work and strengthen. Kirsty was sitting behind me on a cushion on the plinth to make sure my hips were kept straight with Peter in front of me in order to block my knees to get me into a standing position, oh golly gosh I slept well after that session. Ruth.

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    • Carol Baxter

      Carol Baxter

      Aug 2, 2021


    • Justine Rebello

      Justine Rebello

      Jul 30, 2021

      Good luck on behalf of Shelley's 50th !


    • Will & Richard

      Will & Richard

      Jul 14, 2021

      Best of luck Ruth! Xx


    • Sophie Funnell

      Sophie Funnell

      Jul 13, 2021


    • Louise Simkins

      Louise Simkins

      Jul 13, 2021

      Go for it Ruth! Lx


    • Karen & Peter Ellis

      Karen & Peter Ellis

      Jul 13, 2021

      Such determination Ruth, we’ll done, keep going ❤️ Xx


    • Paul Wolstenholme

      Paul Wolstenholme

      Jul 13, 2021

      Go girl!


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