Hi my name is Tom Kelly and I am 13 years old. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and have been in a powered wheelchair since the age of 10. Because of my disability there is not many sports I can compete in to a high standard but I have found a sport I can; Powerchair football.
Powerchair football is not just about playing a sport I love but it is about me meeting new people and making new friends. I play for Portsmouth Powerchair Football Club who play in the South East Regional League and the WFA MDUK National League Championship. I currently play in a chair provided by my club but this season the WFA have allowed a more modern chair into the league. The national team and other teams across the world play in these chairs and it has helped them compete to a much higher standard.
In order to progress my game, I need to upgrade to this new chair, which is more agile, aerodynamic and powerful. This chair is called the Strikeforce and comes from the USA. As with a lot of disability equipment it does not come cheap and therefore I need to fund-raise for it. If you can, I would really appreciate it if you could donate to my cause as any amount would be really appreciated and helpful for me to reach my goal and improve in the sport I love.
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Dec 4, 2016
Wahooo! Lots of dollars in the kitty Tom!! Lots of love little man x
Dec 2, 2016
Every little helps xx
Dec 2, 2016
All the best to you and your football team! Good Luck.Best Wishes from Bob & Marie @ Prestige Roofing Services Ltd
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