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£3,102raised of £5,700 target by 71 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,102 to help fund Sarah's Quest, an electric standing machine to aid her mobility needs due to her condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 27th November 2017

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    Story

    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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      Page last updated on: 11/24/2017 11:52 PM

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      71

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 24, 2017

      • Louise Henderson

        Louise Henderson

        Nov 22, 2017

        Hope you reach your target!All the best,Louise, Stewart, Eleanor & Hannah x

        £20.00

      • 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

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