Help me walk the dogs again

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Rachel Morris-McGee  Exmouth, ENG


Hi my name is Rachel. I suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome hypermobility type and dysautonomia (basically the automatic systems of my body such as blood pressure, heart rate and breathing are a bit wonky). Due to this I use a wheelchair when out of the house.

The one thing I miss the most since becoming disabled is being able to accompany my husband when he walks the dogs on Woodbury Common.

I have never asked for anything in my life but when I saw the Viper Power Trike Wheelchair attachment ( picture here ) my heart leapt. Finally there was something other than a quad bike (which many places won't allow you to use) that would allow me to walk my dogs again in off road open spaces, I used to  do this before these medical conditions changed my life forever.

However to use the Viper Power Trike I need a better wheelchair (something like this - info here ). I have always bought my own wheelchairs, usually something cheap and cheerful. The type of  wheelchair I use attendant pushed, will not cope with the type of terrain that I would like to be able to accompany my husband when he walks our dogs. Electric Wheelchairs or mobility scooters are also unable to cope with rough terrain.

With the power trike I would be able to experience the proper outdoors again.

The total I need to raise is £5,000 I know it is an awful lot of money for someone to ask friends and possibly strangers for. There is no time limit for raising the money, any money raised above the target will be donated to charity.

If I can purchase either of these items second hand with the money raised so far,  I will and I will end the campaign.

These items would give me some independence back and allow me to experience the off road outdoors instead of concrete paths all the time.

This would literally change my life. Thank you for reading.

Find out more about me at my blog The Myasthenia Kid. 

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Update 7
Posted by Rachel Morris
6 months ago
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I am happy to announce that I have been able to purchase a power trike and wheelchair second hand so I have now turned off donations to this campaign.

I want to thank everyone who has donated.

Any money left over after we have revamped the trike (it needs some work done on it) will be donated to charities close to my heart.

Thanks again
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Update 6
Posted by Rachel Morris
7 months ago
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Today is the day Jamie gets his back waxed. We have also hit 30% of what we need to raise to get me a new wheelchair and a power trike attachment. Many thanks to those of you who have donated so far!
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Update 5
Posted by Rachel Morris
8 months ago
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We are so close to being able to buy my new wheelchair over half way there with just £1146 left to go before I can buy it. This is getting very exciting! Thank you to everyone who has donated or sponsored Jay for his back wax on 31st July 2016 - its seriously going to hurt!
Hairy boy Morris!
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Update 4
Posted by Rachel Morris
9 months ago
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We have now raised over £1,000, 1/5 of our target. Most of that has been through sponsorship of my husbands sponsored back wax taking place next month. Totally amazed by everyone's kindness and generosity! Thank you so much!
Hairy boy Morris!
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£1,570 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 25 people in 10 months
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Created May 20, 2016
Rachel Morris-McGee  
CE
£10
Caroline Edwards
7 months ago
1
1

Such a giggle jay well done x

AB
£20
Anna Broadhurst
7 months ago
1
1
YB
£10
Yvonne Bond
7 months ago
1
1
£15
Anonymous
7 months ago
1
1
GH
£5
Gill Hill
7 months ago
1
1
ZB
£10
Zoe Bryon
7 months ago
1
1

Well done Jamie! Can't wait to see the video of you screaming like a little girl xx

LA
£15
Lisa Atherton
7 months ago
1
1

Good luck Jamie with your waxing

CJ
£10
Chris & Jannine
7 months ago(Offline Donation)

many thanks xx

VS
£55
various sponsors
8 months ago(Offline Donation)
CB
£20
Craig Broadhurst
8 months ago
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