Electric wheelchair for POTS

Hi all! 
  I have created this fundraiser to be able to purchase a lightweight electric wheelchair so that I may gain some independence.  I have been needing wheelchair assistance ever since October of 2012 when my POTS got considerably worse and even left me bed ridden for some time. (I also have inappropriate sinus tachycardia and Elhers Danlos Syndrome)

    POTS stands for Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Although POTS looks different for many people, mine has left me with low quality of life and little ability to be independent. Here are some of the ways that POTS impacts me the most:
•makes me have palpitations/tachycardia/get out of breath so long (at times even short) periods of walking is extremely difficult or even impossible at times
•killer migraines
•throwing up/tremors
•anxiety or panic due to feeling unwell, especially in public places
•depression due to lack of independence and freedom

If I am able to get a lightweight electric wheelchair I will be able to confidently go places independently, like the store for example. Little things we take for granted like being able to look at things at the store without having to ask someone to "push" you in that direction, not being able to attend an event because no one can push my wheelchair... or as silly as it sounds, it often makes me feel like a burden (but no one should feel that way!)
    
    Having a wheelchair that is electric and lightweight may even give me the opportunity to physically go to college/have a part time job.
It can grant me the freedom I've been craving for almost six years

Side note: It needs to be lightweight so that I may be able to access it myself for when I am finally able to go out on my own.
  • Zaz Smith 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Connie Smith 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Bair Srivastav 
    • $5 
    • 37 mos
  • Patrick Gallagher 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • George Hoffman 
    • $163 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer

Dani Jade Adams 
Organizer
Adams Corners, NY
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