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£3,072raised of £5,700 target by 69 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,700 to help fund Sarah's Quest, an electric standing machine to aid her mobility needs due to her condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

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London, United Kingdom

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As you may know, I was born with a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA for short), which is a genetic neurological disease. Despite losing the ability to walk and stand during the last few years, I value my independence and wish to continue enjoying the many wonderful challenges ahead of me

, so, with a little cajoling from a few fabulous friends, I am doing something I've never done before and ask for a little help with some equipment fundraising. Being in a wheelchair for hours on end throws up many health issues, as we are not designed to be sitting on our butts all day. With the backing of my neurological physiotherapy team, I am looking at purchasing an electric standing machine (Quest 88), which has been proven to prevent, reverse or improve many of the adverse affects of prolonged immobilization. The clinical benefits include improvement in joint mobility, circulatory and respiratory function and bone density, prevention/reversal of contractures, pressure sores and osteoporosis, alleviation of pain and development of motor skills to name but a few. There are also huge psychological benefits through standing. The sense of well-being and self confidence that I gain from one stand is immense.

The cost of a Quest 88 electric standing frame is approximately £5,700, a reachable amount, so hopefully with a little help from the many, I hope to continue my quest in life, which is to live it to the fullest.

Thank you for your support.

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    69

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 18, 2017

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 18, 2017

      £300.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 17, 2017

      Stand up Sarah Xx

      £100.00

    • sian edmunds

      sian edmunds

      Nov 17, 2017

      £10.00

    • John Goodwin

      John Goodwin

      Nov 17, 2017

      Sorry I can't be there tonight Sarah. Hope it goes well. X

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 17, 2017

      Awesome friend. Awesome work. Be awesome!

    • Graham Johnson

      Graham Johnson

      Nov 17, 2017

      Hello Honey!Every little bit helps! See you tonight at the pub!Graham

      £50.00

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