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Nine years ago Patrick was diagnosed with the severest form of Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Type 1. His disability means that he cannot walk, or lift his arms to scratch his nose, or sit unsupported, or roll over in bed. But Patrick is amazing. He hasn't let all this get him down. He has defied his diagnosis. When he was 5 years old he was given a donation of a "snap dragon" wheelchair made by Dragon Mobility. It changed his life and he has used that chair everyday for the last 5 years. It has meant that he could attend his local school and make friends and follow his dreams. Now at 10 years old he is too big for that chair and needs a new one. Without it his quality of life will be severely reduced. His parents (Paul and Helen) and his brothers (Michael and Thomas) have set about trying to raise the money needed and have already raised the first few thousand pounds, but time is not kind and we need to meet our target before he can no longer sit in his current chair. The new chair will be made to measure for Patrick and we need to allow time for the chair to be fitted and constructed. We have been impressed with what this equipment has let him achieve over the last 5 years and would like to see him continue to achieve his full potential.
Please note: HMRC rules do not allow tax refund under gift aid if the donor insists it should benefit a named individual so please bear this in mind when making your donation. Gift-aided Donations made via this page to the Turbo Trust will go into a fund at the discretion of the trustees. It is the trustees' aim to provide enough money for each beneficiary to order the equipment they need. And the trustees do take note of in whose name funds have been raised when they make grant decisions. The more gift-aided donations received here the more funds the trustees have to help Patrick and others like him. If you only want to help Patrick and cannot therefore claim gift aid, please contact his family directly, rather than donating here, as justgiving fees may reduce the value of your gift.
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