Let's help give Felice a hoist!
Felice (or Fiz) is a vivacious human being with an infectious smile and big heart who loves her cat, music, tatts, doing spoken word, writing and Henry Rollins (to name a few)
She also has Cerebral palsy. Although this doesn't define who she is, it unfortunately does limit her at times.
Felice lives by herself (a feat on its own!) With the help of carers who come twice a day and her awesome motorized beast of a wheelchair she maintains a great life. There is just one thing:
If Felice is in bed, say she needs to go to the bathroom, like all of us do she simply can't just jump up and go. It simply isnt an option.
Well not yet..
She has received a government grant for an amazing 4 way motor/ tracking system which - will do just that! Give her a hoist to the bathroom! It is an impressive hoist system which not only has up and down movements but side to side and across - all of which Fiz could never do by herself. Until now.
This new bit of medical wonder is going to change Felice's life with much more freedom to get out there and achieve what she wants without needing to wait for someone to come help. We are essentially raising funds for her freedom. Everyone deserves that!
There is a gap of $1100 which I am hoping to help raise with the help of you amazing people - my friends, family and the extended gofundme community.
I think $1100 is an achievable number, lots of us are struggling but when you put maybe that extra pint of beer or fish and chips for dinner in retrospect to being able to give a small donation to help an amazingly kind soul live a full life (which is everyones darn right!)
Being able to get in and out of bed is something most of us take for granted, let's help give Felice that ability too.
The goal amount has been updated to help pay for the gofundme and stripe costs. We want to ensure Felice gets the total $1100 required for the gap and maybe even a little extra for her to put aside for a rainy day.
Information on the gofundme costs are available at www.support.gofundme/articles
Thank you to everyone that has donated so far. I just want you all to know that Emily speaks of me most generously. This is about more than me getting to the bathroom. I use the term disabled because many people are restricted socially by attitudes and discrimination at a systematic level. By helping me get this vital piece of equipment, I can get out and about more often rather than be stuck at home because my continence aid has soaked through. I am an advocate. Your help will assist me in my passion for disability rights and it's not a once off feel-good gesture to an exploitative organisation. Thank you again. :) xox