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£3,260raised of £3,250 target by 99 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,260 to help Sam buy an active wheelchair to become more independent.

    Cheltenham, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 9th September 2018

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    Story

    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 Baller4 months ago
      Sarah Baller

      Sarah Baller

      4 months ago

      YOU DID IT!!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS. SAM HAS RECEIVED HIS WHEELCHAIR AND IT IS ALREADY MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO HIM. THANKS AGAIN AND BIG LOVE TO YOU ALL X

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    • Sarah Baller5 months ago
      Sarah Baller

      Sarah Baller

      5 months 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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    • Sarah Baller5 months ago
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      Sarah Baller

      5 months ago
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    6 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 8/28/2018 10:10 PM

    Supporters

    99

    • Victoria E

      Victoria E

      Aug 28, 2018

      All the best to you Sam 👍With love,Victoria xx(your mum’s little pen pal 😉)

      £10.00

    • Mary-Frances Dorward

      Mary-Frances Dorward

      Aug 21, 2018

      There you go!!!!

      £375.00

    • 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

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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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