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Weʼre raising £7,300 to Help fund a custom made to measure Wheelchair with a Triride power add-on.

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Hi, I'm Will and I suffer from a disability called Friedreich’s Ataxia, which is a degenerative neuromuscular disorder. There is no cure. About one in 50,000 people suffer from Friedreich’s Ataxia, I was diagnosed with this condition at 14.

It makes me feel so horrible and cheeky to have to ask for money or donations and I very rarely ask for help, but now I'm asking for some help!

I got diagnosed at 14, going from 'normal' to the wheelchair using 27 year old I am now. So in the space of a few years my life had a drastic change, I went to being a normal young lad looking forward to the future to facing massive struggles.

I've created this page to help raise some of the money for a new custom, made to measure wheelchair and a add on Triride so it can be motorised.

The reason for a made to measure wheelchair is by going this route will help me be more independent, hopefully help the pain/discomfort I suffer from a standard wheelchair and also increase my quality of life.

I am a massive motorsport fan, cars, motorbikes, anything with an engine! The add on motorised Triride would further add to my independnce, get out and about without the need for someone to push, even on gravel or grass which would be a massive thing, enabling me to adventure the parts I am missing, trapped.

I have my ups and downs, good and bad days but overall think in 13 years I've dealt with a lot and through the experiance I feel I can now deal with most things that are thrown at me! I don't like being in a wheelchair, it's ruined a lot for me but then it has also made me gain amazing people in my life, ironically usually by 'standing out' so a more practical chair that helps my needs would help a long way.

Thank You for donating, even if you just spread the word of the condition and Ataxia UK charity you have helped. :D

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    37

    • Morris Lubricants

      Morris Lubricants

      Feb 8, 2018

      Morris Lubricants are proud to be raising funds for Will Martin for the purchase of his new wheelchair and also raising awareness for Friedrich Ataxia.

      £500.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 10, 2018

      £10.00

    • Jo Davies

      Jo Davies

      Dec 30, 2017

      Hope this helps a little, Willyham! X

      £10.00

    • Teresa Trickett

      Teresa Trickett

      Dec 27, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jessica Good

      Jessica Good

      Dec 24, 2017

      Merry Christmas 🎄 xxx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 22, 2017

      £20.00 Donation from Jayne & Cooperman - Aldi Carrot Children - Chanteray, Baby and Jasper - Shrewsbury SellersMany thanks for your generous donation! Patricia

      £20.00

    • Beth Karp

      Beth Karp

      Nov 16, 2017

      Hi Martin, as someone with debilitating autoimmune conditions I understand fully the desire and need for independence and the battle life seems to become. I hope& pray you raise enough for new chair!

      £10.00

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