Sarah Latcham Wheelchair Vehicle

Sarah Latcham suffered a spinal stroke on June 24th 2019 , a life changing event that’s left her as a quadriplegic. She has lost the use of her legs and hands with reduced function in her arms as well.

She has had six months of rehabilitation in Pinderfields spinal injury unit, including intense physio therapy and has had a drug pump fitted in her abdomen that supply’s drugs to her spine to control spasms she suffered due to the injury.

Due to the severity of Sarah’s condition she has been forced into terrible life choices including selling her home and even worse letting her beloved horse go to a new owner.

At this point we dont know if sarah will ever ride again but her horsey life is so important to her and will no doubt be part of her future.
Being able to get around to the yard and to shows will allow her to continue to keep her passion of horses in her life.

Since discharge from Hospital Sarah now feels isolated and a prisoner in her own home.

We have had to wait till she was discharged from hospital to see what she can and can’t do and exactly what we will be needed to help her.

We initially thought getting a better wheelchair and some form of power assistance would be a good route to go, however Sarahs injury is so severe that wheelchair service have come up trumps and have agreed to supply a chair above and beyond our expectations.

We have now realised that a wheelchair accessible vehicle is the most important item to help Sarah gain some independence. Being left stranded at a good friends with no wheelchair taxis available was the final straw.

Sarah has been awarded a full motability allowance to pay for the long term cost of a vehicle which is fantastic.

Sarah has chosen a Ford Tourneo independence wheelchair accessible vehicle as this best suits her needs to give her some comfort and not feel detached from other people in the vehicle as this model sits the wheelchair user in the centre of the rear seats rather than in the back of the vehicle. The vehicle is paid for via motability but the modifications required for the wheelchair are covered by an initial advance payment which Sarah will need to pay herself.

We are looking to cover half of this initial advanced payment to help Sarah gain the independence and freedom she deserves.

Any contribution towards meeting this target would be a truly wonderful help.

Many thanks
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Dean Dymond 
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