Weʼve raised £4,187 to To buy a Mountain trike for Sam Ainsworth
- Haslingden, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 20th September 2016
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My name is Samuel Ainsworth I’m 15 years old, when I was 3 I was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease an inherited muscle-wasting condition. Having CMT means I have smaller, weaker muscles, and have loss of sensation to my arms, hands, lower legs. This means I find any type of walking very difficult, I get tired extremely easily, get pain when walking and am easily unbalanced whilst walking meaning I have a tendency to trip and fall on a daily basis.
In January 2016 I was diagnosed with CIDP, a rare incurable disorder. Having CIDP has significantly affected my ability to care for myself on a daily basis as my hands have now become significantly weaker than they were previously. When walking long distances I have to use an electric wheelchair, this is only useful on a flat surface, and of no use off road. I now struggle to propel my 'manual wheelchair' independently as because I have loss of sensation to my fingers so there is a risk of them getting trapped in the wheels, therefore I have become reliant on others to 'push' my wheelchair whilst out and about.
I enjoy being and playing outside, I like to go camping with my family where we go on on walks in the forrest and on the beach, I am now reliant on family members to push me in my chair. I am a Burnley Volunteer Police cadet and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities however I am again reliant on my friends to push me around. As a person I like to be as independent as possible, I am always up for a new challenge and like to try new things.
This Mountain Trike is an off-road wheelchair designed specifically to help get me around on rough ground. It would give me the ability to go whenever and wherever I want, it will give me the ability to be independent whilst with my family and friends and the ability to do activities on my own, this is why I am trying to raise money for a Mountain Trike wheelchair. Thankyou for reading. Sam.
- 4 years ago
Lee Trickett4 years ago
Thank you to everyone for your support so far. We are in the process of setting up a raffle with some great prizes and you will receive a raffle ticket for every £10 donation so please check for further updates!
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Sep 20, 2016
Good luck, hope you get the full amount you need very soon
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Aug 27, 2016
Good Luck Sam. The Dempseys xx
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Aug 27, 2016
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Aug 26, 2016
Good Luck you deserve it Sam
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Haslingden, United Kingdom
We are all members of the SEN Duke of Edinburgh group at Haslingden High School and we are trying to raise funds for Sam to have a Mountain Trike so he can enjoy the outdoors with his friends and family whilst retaining his independence.