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Weʼre raising £3,650 to Purchase a Hippocampe All Terrain Wheelchair for our son Brad! Brad is 32 and suffers from severe CP, scoliosis and Epilepsy.

Colwyn Bay, UK
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My name is Brad and I live at home with my mam, dad, sister and our 2 dogs Ronan and Rosie. We live in one of the most beautiful places in the world, North Wales. We live by the coast but not we're not too far from the mountains either.

I was born at 32 weeks, and I was healthy, but small (4lbs 10oz), eight hours later I went into respiratory distress. Unfortunately, I didn't get the care I needed and I suffered brain damage. It wasn't until It wasn't until I was 3 that my parents were told that I have Cerebral Palsy.

My mum helped me to learn to walk using a wooden push a long toy that was weighted with house bricks, as I grew stronger she would take a brick away. Eventually, I could walk by myself. However, when I was 16 I had a big growth spurt and as a result I was diagnosed with scoliosis. I used a walking frame to stay independent but due to my muscle strength deteriorating I had some nasty falls. Since my epilepsy has worsened I have to take more medication which means I find even moving from my wheelchair to the armchair difficult.

I currently go to two day centres, and I am supported by four men from Focus care. They are great fun and we do lots of different things together such as: walking my dogs, horse riding, adapted cycling, sit skiing with Disability Ski Wales, going on train rides, watching/looking at motorbikes, and going on speed boats. I love being out and about and meeting my friends at the weekly disco!

My current wheelchair is becoming very uncomfortable, partially because I am losing my core strength and partially because it is not suitable for where I live and the activities I enjoy. I cannot go on certain walks because there are areas for which the wheelchair is not suitable, it could get stuck/get damaged/tip over which could cause me or someone else harm. One day I went around Lake Crafnant with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend Cristian and the dogs. It was fun but it was very uncomfortable because it was very bumpy and not very safe in parts.

If I had this new wheelchair, doing my favourite activities would be safer, easier and even more fun!

I hope that you'll be able to help me achieve more independence, and enjoyment in my life. Any donation is welcome and more than appreciated!

Thank you for your support

Brad and family

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  • Sharon Beverley Hughes14 days ago
    Sharon Beverley Hughes

    Sharon Beverley Hughes

    14 days ago

    Here’s a picture of me looking extra cheeky just to say.... 💥THANK YOU!!💥 Thank you to everyone, friends, family, friend’s family and friends and even local businesses, who have donated and helped achieve the fundraising goal!! We did it!! 👏🏻🥳 There is some money left over which I shall be donating to Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice (more on that to come)! I’m very grateful for everyone’s help and I really can’t wait to get my new wheels ! 😁🎉🤪🎊

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  • Sharon Beverley Hughes2 months ago
    Sharon Beverley Hughes

    Sharon Beverley Hughes

    2 months ago

    Half way there!! Thank you so much for your donations! I really appreciate your support 😊💪🏼

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  • Sharon Beverley Hughes4 months ago
    Sharon Beverley Hughes

    Sharon Beverley Hughes

    4 months ago

    A big thank you to all of you for your donations! As well as helping spread the word with likes and shares on Facebook/instagram (@bradbh86 for both)! It really is appreciated! This picture was originally uploaded to my pages yesterday and I'm pleased to say that thanks to a very generous person we're up to £948, that's 1/4 of the target! #letskeepgoing #bigthanks #letsgetthosewheels #crowdfunding #workingmycheekysmile #theresthosebabybluesagain

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Page last updated on: 12/5/2018 10:46 PM

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67

  • Jelena

    Jelena

    Dec 5, 2018

    Well done with the fundraising event! Great that you can now look forward to achieving your target.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 4, 2018

    It my pleasure to donate for such a worthy, full of energy, fun loving, happy going, never say die, loveable young chap. Even enough he swipes my glasses off me every time we are out and about! 😉

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 1, 2018

    £200.00

  • Steve, Trudi and Hamish

    Steve, Trudi and Hamish

    Nov 29, 2018

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2018

    £100.00

  • PYB Fundriaser

    PYB Fundriaser

    Nov 28, 2018

    A big thank you to everyone who attended the fundraiser at the PYB, Haspey & Colin and the PYB management team and all staff who were working and all the local businesses who donated raffle prizes!!

    £929.00

  • Jonathan & Kirsty Stewart

    Jonathan & Kirsty Stewart

    Nov 28, 2018

    £300.00

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Sharon Beverley Hughes

Sharon Beverley Hughes

Colwyn Bay, UK

We’ve Smashed it everyone 🎉🎉 The total is £3930.90 Commission was £175 commission,so we are left with the sum of £3755.00 Brads wheels are £3593.0 You’ve raised £152 + 37 to come £189 for Ty !! We will have a wee celebration when Brad buggy arrives👍👍👍👍 cu all soon 😊

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