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Weʼre raising £3,250 to help Sam buy an active wheelchair to become more independent.

Cheltenham, UK

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If you are lucky enough to know Sam then you will already know what an amazing individual he is. We are trying to fundraise for a new, lightweight wheelchair for him. These wheelchairs start at £2,500 up to £6000.

Sam has a rare type of Motor Neuropathy called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease. Up until recently he was the only known caucasian with his type.

The main difference for Sam is that at any given time his brain shuts down. This has happened during school assemblies, in taxis, and just watching TV at home. When this happens, Sam is unable to talk, walk or move. However, he is still very much aware of what is happening around him. This is extremely frightening for him and anyone with him. These happen in varying degrees up to 20 times a day. At worst, Sam has been hospitalised for weeks at a time. Throw in muscle wastage, extreme fatigue and major walking problems - You get the jist of how hard life is for Sam.

Sam has always used an NHS wheelchair and is grateful for this. Unfortunately it is nowhere near right for his needs. Because Sam is tall he needs a large chair, the chair he‘s been given is for an obese person and he weighs only 8 stone. It is too wide and extremely heavy for him to self-propel.

Sam has just undergone major reconstructive surgery on both legs and is currently non-weight bearing for 8 weeks. After this, recovery is up to 18 months. Sam starts A-levels in September and would love to be independent around school and home.

Sam, as soon as he can, is going to fundraise too! In the past he has done this for CMTUK and Children in Need. But would love your help too.. however big or small!

Thanks for reading... lots of love x x x

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  • Sarah Baller20 days ago
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    20 days ago

    Sam’s Primary School held a fundraising day and dressed up in flower power clothes! They raised £240!! Thank you everyone at Gotherington Primary School... he’s nearly there now!

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  • Mark Thorogood

    Mark Thorogood

    Aug 1, 2018

    Good luck with the fundraising!! Xx

    £20.00

  • Mary-Frances Dorward

    Mary-Frances Dorward

    Aug 1, 2018

    Good luck. I am donating in memory of my friend's partner, Cari, who died this morning.

    £30.00

  • Martin Adsett

    Martin Adsett

    Jul 29, 2018

    £20.00

  • Amy Bancroft

    Amy Bancroft

    Jul 28, 2018

    xxx

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 19, 2018

    Good luck to you, I hope you can get a suitable wheelchair.

    £10.00

  • Lorraine Howells

    Lorraine Howells

    Jul 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Andrew  Lloyd

    Andrew Lloyd

    Jul 17, 2018

    Wishing Sam as fast a recovery as possible.

    £10.00

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Sarah Baller

Sarah Baller

Cheltenham, UK

I’m Sarah and I’m trying to raise enough money to buy my son, Sam, a lightweight wheelchair. Please read his story and donate whatever you can x

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