We've done it!!!!!!! We have enough to buy a powerchair (£21041) AND two docking system (£1150 each) to clamp the snapdragon into our car and Louis' school bus. Thank you all so much!
Any money donated here from 20/12/2010 will go towards other kids such as four year old Daniel Morgan who, like Louis, needs a Snapdragon to get around. He will be starting school soon and a Snapdragon will mean he can go to a mainstream primary and cause as much mischief as the other kids!!
Thank you soooo much to everyone who has donated, helped run events, run around places or supported us in any way. It has been quite incredible how wonderful everyone has been. It has only been 10 weeks since we got our first donation on Just Giving and we couldn't have dreamed that we would have raised the money so quickly!
The Snapdragon has been ordered and the parts have been delivered to the factory. Now that we've reached our total they will be able to start making it! It is a long process but hopefully it will be ready in 12-16 weeks. No fast automated robotics like a car factory - everything is custom made to fit Louis and his particular needs.
Louis is our gorgeous son. He'll be 3 years old in January. Louis is bright and full of life, always wanting to explore the world around him. However, Louis can't walk unsupported, he can't stand unsupported, in fact he can't even sit up without help.
We don't have a diagnosis for Louis. The doctors at the Sick Kids have been investigating since he was one year old but we're nowhere near an answer. The Sick Kids will be sending us down to London for tests so fingers crossed at getting a diagnosis.
Limited mobility at a young age can restrict opportunities for learning and exploring the child's environment. So early access to mobility is essential for development. We want Louis to have as close to the same mobility and choice as any other toddler and this can be achieved with a powered chair with height adjustment - but it doesn't come cheap at £21,000!
Louis has been accepted as a beneficiary of The Turbo Trust. The donations given on this page can go towards Louis' Snapdragon chair (and it'll be assumed that you would prefer them to). However, if we raise too much money or if we get a magical cure for Louis and he no longer needs a powerchair then the Turbo Trust will ensure that any excess money raised will go towards helping other kids like Louis who also need a Snapdragon powerchair.
If you are a UK taxpayer the Turbo Trust can receive gift aid on your donation (28% - yaay!!) and in addition, some or all of the Gift Aid raised may also go towards Louis’ powerchair. If you only want your donation to go towards Louis, then you can still donate on this page but the donation will not be eligible for Gift Aid. If this is your choice please let us know.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Turbo Trust and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation.
Thank you so much :-)