For her long and short-term health, this new chair is needed as soon as possible. We want to raise the money by February 28, 2018.
Terri’s wheelchair gives her great independence to wheel around the facility where she lives, to visit with other residents (including her father), to go outside in the sunshine, to drive into her wheelchair van to go out for a meal, church, or a movie with friends and family. It allows her to pull up perfectly in front of her laptop to read, communicate with the world by Facebook or email, and to write her blog (https://diaryofaquadriplegic.com/).
Her current wheelchair is not positioning her body properly and has left her with a crooked neck and spine. Her neck pain can be excruciating. This new, more modern wheelchair will reposition her body and help straighten it. It should alleviate her neck pain. Most importantly, it will help prevent Terri from becoming completely bed-bound and a victim of severe spinal atrophy.
As many of you know, Terri’s accident occurred four years ago when she fainted in her kitchen and woke up paralyzed from the shoulders down. She is quadriplegic and is dependent on assistance from others to perform simple daily tasks that you and I take for granted, such as brushing her hair, feeding herself, rolling over in bed, or even scratching her nose.
If you can donate anything, even $20, we would be so appreciative! If you are not able to donate, we completely understand, and would appreciate you sending positive thoughts or prayers in her direction. Thank you so much for your consideration and please share this post with your friends and family.
Feel free to contact Terri through Facebook should you have any questions about this campaign, the wheelchair, or her life.
- Debra Funderburk
- Vanessa Purefoy
- Gregory Stafford
- Grace Kirchgessner
- Christina Dowdy
Organizer and beneficiary
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