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I've been disabled for 3 years now, and after a lengthy campaign with the NHS had been told like many others in crippling pain and unable to walk any stretch, that I was ineligible to receive a wheelchair from the NHS.
My dad generously and devastatingly pawned his jewellery so that I would be able to purchase one privately a year ago.
Sadly as well as being expensive to get, they're expensive to maintain, and though I've been saving all money not going to repaying the debts racked up in 2 years of destitution with no government aid, to get the chair serviced, it has now broken down in the meantime.
I'm now housebound again, with no way of paying for the repairs which have been quoted at £300. I can't attend any of my much needed appointments at the doctor or various hospital appointments, and have noone I can turn to to help, nor any avenue of credit as I tried initially to get a loan.
The only avenue I have is to plead my case to the generosity of others, and beg for aid so that I may repair my chair and once again be able to get to my appointments, and have my dressings changed before infection or worse ravages the wound bed.
If you could donate anything at all, I would be eternally grateful.
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