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Tori Elliott

Our SMAll Adventure

travelling around Europe in a wheelchair for Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK because I want to inspire others & raise awareness of SMA.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK

We offer support to families and individuals affected by SMA

Charity Registration No. 1106815

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Having a physical disability and using a number of mobility aids such as electric wheelchairs and mobile hoists can often put a strain on holidays abroad, but this entire trip is to demonstrate how easy it can be with forward planning and the ambition to achieve. This combination is all you need to live an independent lifestyle, whether you're able bodied or have any form of ailment. 

In the past, we've taken my electric wheelchair abroad and it's been damaged on two separate holidays by the airline crew, so I've become quite apprehensive about taking it on any more planes even though I've been thorough and well organised in explaining how vitally precious the chair is to me, and removing certain pieces as carry on hand luggage. In fairness, I think I've been unlucky in these cases as I know many other wheelchair users who have had perfect service from both massively international airlines and the budget ones too. So I'm not saying that I've given up hope, I just need a little more time to trust flying again!

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