A Power Scooter for Marissa

€2,185 of €2,100 goal

Raised by 40 people in 15 months
One of my awesome & incredibly inspiring Facebook friends, Marissa Meleske, who you may know for her Push Past Paralysis posts, made a throw-away comment that caught my eye this morning. She said "Not kidding when I say, again, I really want this", and shared a video of this really cool device that turns any wheelchair into a scooter.

I couldn't help thinking to myself:

"'Why not? It's only $2400, but it could make such a massive difference to her life. Surely we can do this between us?"

Marissa was born with Spina Bifida, and does so much to help other people. Wouldn't it be fantastic if she was on the receiving end for once? Lets

This Firefly attachable full power handcycle turns any wheelchair into a power scooter. Check out a video of it in action. Cool eh?

It doesn't take much to make a massive difference to someone's life.

Marissa makes such a difference to the lives of others.  Make a difference to hers.  Please help me!

We've got this!!

Thank you all, 

PS: Please note, this campaign is in euros as I live in France, but it is possible to make donations from any country in the currency of your choice. Go Fund Me don't make any charges for conversion.


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YOU made this possible! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And I am pleased to report that since creating this video, Marissa has now found four more speed settings!
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Hi everyone! This is Marissa. I just wanted to send a big thank you to anyone who has donated or shared this fundraiser. I was apprehensive about doing this but I’m so grateful to Peta for talking me into it and doing so much to make this happen. I’m very excited to get the Firefly and will show footage on my social media’s!

PS from Peta: Payment was wired to the company today!! :)
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Thanks to your kindness and generosity we've raised enough to buy a power scooter attachment for Marissa's wheelchair.

I've been in touch with the manufacturers today to arrange the delivery, and promise I will let you all know once she has received it safely.

I was sooooo excited when I found out we'd reached our target that even my goosebumps had goosebumps. You are living proof of what is possible when people join together in heart-based community.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

With love,

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I wish I could share the excited, incredulous messages I have been receiving from Marissa since this campaign began. Never, ever doubt how powerful we when are we decide to pull together for a common cause. Small contributions, big contributions. They combine to make something truly spectacular. To say I am in awe of your generosity - especially those of you to whom Marissa is a total stranger, and those of you for whom I know money is tight - is an understatement. Thank you for giving me goosebumps right now! With love, Peta
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