This is my mate Felice. We met around 9 years ago through a mutual love of music and live music gigs.
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