This used to be my daughter before she became sick 6 years ago
Here is a 3 minute video taken on Oct 1, 2017 Charlotte got her dream boat ride from a kindly donation. Thank you Margaret Talbot!!!
I have never sent out a Go fund me to ask for help but I am desperate to help my daughter Charlotte.
He 25th birthday is Oct 10 but she will celebrate most of it from her bed. Charlotte has ME/CFS which has been progressing rapidly into a very severe form now. She is confined to her bed 15 to 18 hours a day and housebound for most days. Such severe fatigue causes terrible brain fog so even while awake she often has trouble holding a conversation or reading. This is all accompanied by all over body pain and massive migraines.
Over the past few months Charlotte has now become confined to a wheelchair. She can walk only 20 feet now. There is no test, no treatment and no cure yet for this largely unrecognized and often deadly disease. Yes some do die. We pray someday there will be.They are making some progress but we are probably still years away from treatment.
This young lady's greatest joy was to walk her two pugs Joey and Phoebe down at Petrie Island which she can no longer do. This is no life for anyone let alone a beautiful young lady with her whole life ahead of her.
Sadly this is the case for roughly 25% of people who have this disease which exists between .05 and .01% of the population. There are so many who have chronic fatigue syndrome but too few people know about it. Sufferers are too sick to advocate for themselves and they look normal. These are former athletes, lawyers, Harvard students and people leading normal lives. It strikes out of the blue usually after a bad flue that just doesn't get better. Most get labeled with depression unless they are very severe like my daughter.
So I am here to ask for help in getting my daughter a motorized wheelchair.
I wish I could just buy it for her myself but I'm presently not working as I have advanced arthritis and am waiting for the second of a double hip replacement. It's just the two of us.
So this is my plea to the world.
She missed out on her high school prom and so much of life. At least this will give her a little bit of her life back.
Every penny will go towards this chair for her. Anything extra will go to http://solvecfs.org/
Thank you thank you thank you to anyone who can help with a donation however small and Thank you for reading.
You can also really help by forwarding this campaign on to your friends :)
Please look into this worthy cause they could sure use the support!
* click on the update to see Charlotte's reaction to the first donations that we got
I did make a couple of goal adjustments. From 8000 down to 4000 as I found a much more affordable wheelchair but forgot to account for the exchange rate so in the end 4700 is what she needs.
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