Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. All donations will go directly to The Turbo Trust to help provide me with a Dragonmobility Powerchair.
Who am I?
I am Adam and I have cerebal palsy. This means, in my case, I am unable to walk or have use of my left arm. Therefore my powered wheelchair is my world and my source of independance.
I live in Gloucestershire and am an active person who likes to play sports (such as tennis and boccia.) I LOVE to watch sports live, especially boxing and Formula 1- the atmosphere is always electric! To be a part of live events is always an experience that I love and to be able to do this in comfort and feeling supported by my chair just makes it so much easier to follow my passions.
I also support a charity that teaches wheelchair skills to kids and being able to inspire them to be the independant people I know they can be. Being a skills teacher is a real honour.
The Dragon Mobility chair attracted my interest as it is built around my actual body frame and I am able to be involved in every aspect of the design. This wheelchair will improve my quality of life in so many ways. I want to feel confident and comfortable in this one chair that can handle all my wants and needs throughout my day to day life and to enable me to have success in the next stage of my life.
A good seating system is important to me. Dragon Mobility builds the seat around you, truly customising the whole chair and making it individual for that particular person . In my current chair I have difficulty in maintaining my seating position while driving down uneven pathways throughout the day, this can lead to discomfort and pressure sores as my posture becomes poor and so I have to swap between
two chairs or lie down. Having a properly supportive seat built to my
individual requirements will really benefit my health as well as
allowing me to be more independent.
The ability to raise and lower the seat will enable me to utilise my household objects such as wardrobes, drawers and units in the kitchen; being able to get under worktops and tables. Even more important will be the ability to join in the conversation at the same height as other people. To interact with my young nephews and nieces and access outside facilities independently such as payment counters, cash machines and restaurants, for example, getting under the table and eating comfortably which again can cause me problems with my posture. This will massively impact on my quality of life.
Thanks so much- please give whatever you are able as it's a lot of money to raise, but I am hoping that with your generous support I will be able to reach my target!