Over 14 years ago, Belinda contracted a virus causing inflammation on her spinal cord. This left her legs paralysed and her arms and upper body severely disabled. Since then, Belinda has suffered steady deterioration and was diagnosed with a debilitating neuro-inflammatory disorder, called neuromyelitis optica. It is a daily struggle of numerous physical impairments including mobility, respiratory, gastrointestinal, visual, continence and many others. She also has relentless, excruciating pain.
Nevertheless, Belinda tackles life with a consistently positivite attitude and a remarkable ability to always see the bright side. This, together with her extraordinarily enthusiastic and philosophical outlook on life, is a true inspiration to all those who know and love her.
Some time ago, Belinda’s friends set up a fund facilitated by GIFT, to help pay for essential therapies, equipment, transport and other necessary expenses, that are otherwise not funded. The cost of these run into thousands per year, which necessitates continuous collection of funds.
Any donation, whether large or small will be greatly appreciated and will make a HUGE difference to Belinda’s life. All money donated here, with the assistance of GIFT, will go directly into Belinda’s fund.
Help Belinda to raise even more money through Gift Aid. This allows GIFT to claim back tax on your donations. For every £1 you give, the Government will add an extra 25p. It won’t cost you anything. If you’re a UK tax payer, just tick the Gift Aid box before you complete your transaction.
Thank you for taking the time to visit Belinda’s Collection Page. Just remember, your generosity can help change her life for the better.