Barrys Transport

£835 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 26 months
Hi my name is Barry and I need some help , I am appealing to anybody out there who cares to help with purchasing a wheelchair and replacing an electric scooter. The reason I am asking for help is because I am now realizing (a bit late I know) that I'll never walk unaided again. You see 18 months ago I was a road builder on site everyday working full time same as anybody else, then in August 2015 I left work and went to my mother's,on arrival as per usual her dog Harley became excitable on hearing me coming and jumped up me as I entered (he knew I'd be taking him out. He didn't get out much) as he did this he caught my arm with his tooth giving me a slight scratch. This wasn't unusual and I carried on without giving it a second thought. Later that night I started to get stomach pains like I'd never had before, it was then that my partner Naomi p(who was near panicking) insisted I went to the hospital. By the time the ambulance arrived I felt like I was dying! Straight on the gas and air, my thoughts started drifting. I could hear Naomi comforting me and telling the paramedic that my skin was going black(sepsis). I saw the lights entering the hospital then that was it! The next thing I remember was waking up six weeks later to be told my kidneys weren't working so dialysis for the rest of my life and they were going to cut my legs off from the knee down! I got lucky and the surgeon managed to save my legs but I had to lose both my feet. I'd contracted sepsis secondary to a disease called capnocytophaga from Harley's scratch. The sepsis part of the disease had destroyed my skin and left me with a body full of scars just to add to my run of bad luck. I won't go into detail but if it wasn't for Naomi and my kids I would be dead now they kept me going, wouldn't let me look on any of it as negative just a different way of life. Even after dying a couple of times on the operating table and Naomi being told to gather the family they all stayed strong for me. Anyway 18 months later I am back on my stumps and I can actually walk a few steps on them now and I made my self a pair of shoes which help me walk on hard surfaces so I'm getting there. I'd just like to get out a bit, go to the shops, maybe ride down the village not have to rely on someone else going to the shop for me . We were forced to move home when I came out of hospial as we lived in an upstairs flat. I didn't take into account our new place is at the bottom of a hill and I don't have the strength anymore to pull myself up it. My old scooter was given to me but it keeps breaking down now,( latest is worn out tyres and a puncture!) Just that as kept me housebound for a month. I'm tired of feeling like a prisoner in my own home please help me if you can, a small donation will go a long way in helping me get out. Thank you for taking the time to read this I hope it's you that can help me?
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35 days to go!!!!
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Forty days to go before my legs come off (yes I'm counting every day!) Got to say I am absolutely dreading it!!! I know the operation will benefit me greatly but I can't help not wanting it done. The nearer the time comes the more apprehensive I'm getting. I think thats normal? Never been so scared of anything in my life
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Well as you know I have sorted my scooter thanks to the donations I just have the wheelchair to go, so thank you all kindly for your help
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Hi everybody sorry I haven't kept you up to date with what's happening but had a bit on my mind.. Anyway I managed to have my broken scooter repaired and I've actually been out to the shops so thank you to all those who donated and help get that fixed. As for the wheelchair I'm still working on that one. Had a date now for the operation to have my lower legs removed it's the beginning of the new year so testing times coming up but hopefully a new year a new beginning ,thank you all again for your support.
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Julie Faulkner
26 months ago
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Come on guys lets help Barry make his dream come true every body please help how big or small it really doesn't matter it all helps please help Barry reach his goal so he can get some independence back in life

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David Meakin
26 months ago
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A friend and a massive inspiration to me a truly giving loving guy, life's so unfair,chin up bro Dave and Namphet xx

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£835 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 26 months
Created March 25, 2017
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KM
£25
Kathy Manlove
11 months ago

Wish you a speedy recovery, all the best wishes xx

£15
Anonymous
17 months ago
DH
£10
Dean Hankin
17 months ago
£20
Anonymous
17 months ago
£10
Anonymous
17 months ago
CH
£10
Carol & Phil Hall
17 months ago
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1
CH
£10
Charlotte Hall
17 months ago
2
2
PG
£10
Patti Griffiths
17 months ago

Wish you loads of luck x

RP
£10
robert pickup
17 months ago
SB
£10
steve butler
17 months ago
Julie Faulkner
26 months ago
1
1

Come on guys lets help Barry make his dream come true every body please help how big or small it really doesn't matter it all helps please help Barry reach his goal so he can get some independence back in life

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David Meakin
26 months ago
1
1

A friend and a massive inspiration to me a truly giving loving guy, life's so unfair,chin up bro Dave and Namphet xx

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