Craig Lawrie I am a Quadriplegic, which means I am completely paralyzed from the neck down with no sensation or movement at all below the neck.
My life is spent in bed, so my computer software and hardware is very important to me. It keeps me sane at times when life is very difficult.
My needs are very unique & expensive as everything must be mouth controlled & adapted specifically for my needs.
It hasn't always been like this, I was once fully able bodied & loved playing football. I was a goalkeeper, with quite the goalkeepers temprement. (Fellow goalkeepers will understand that, it is frustrating when everyone else is at fault for the goals you concede ;) )
Unfortunately it was football which made me like this, I dislocated my neck after landing awkwardly collecting a corner in a pre-season game in July 2011.
Luckily, before my accident, I became a father and my son Sam is now 5 years old. He is my happiness - although the wee man has been through a lot with me, he is the reason I want to live & i hope to inspire him and make him proud in any way I can.
Gaming is what gets me through my days, which can be long & boring when Sam isn't here to entertain me. As I can't play gaming on a Playstation or Xbox I have to play them on my desktop computer. In order to play high quality gaming, it requires a high quality computer with fast processors.
The purpose of this GoFundMe is to raise money to buy me a Quadstick system, a mouth operated joystick system which is designed specifically for Quadriplegics.
This would be hugely beneficial to my online gaming capabilities and would make me very happy.