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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), unfortunately 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 I was 3 when 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 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, go carting, 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 it 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 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 am hoping 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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    • Gavin Thomas

      Gavin Thomas

      Aug 12, 2018

      Good luck in your fund raising efforts. Happy to support.


    • Stephen Gowing

      Stephen Gowing

      Aug 9, 2018

      Good luck hope you reach your target soon


    • Rebecca Williams

      Rebecca Williams

      Aug 9, 2018

      Looking forward to seeing Brad and his new wheels 😊


    • Sara Lainingham

      Sara Lainingham

      Aug 9, 2018

      Hi Sharon, Please accept my donation. I used to support Brad cycling and horse riding. Such a lovely young man and a fantastic family. All the very best of luck reaching your target. Love from Sara


    • Sarah Paterson-Waters

      Sarah Paterson-Waters

      Aug 9, 2018

      With love from Alan and Sarah Xxx


    • Abi Woodyear

      Abi Woodyear

      Aug 9, 2018

      Hope Brad gets his new wheels soon xx


    • Nicola Milner

      Nicola Milner

      Aug 9, 2018


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