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Kats new wheelchair!

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After being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2 at only 13 months, my body became weaker and I developed a condition effecting the straightness of my spine, called Scoliosis. The diagnosis was delayed due to moving from my home country of Ukraine to England. From this delay the spinal curvature had now begun to crush my organs, resulting in a depleted lung capacity. After seeing numerous doctors and physiotherapist the decision was surgery. So, in June 2005, aged 8, I had my first spinal surgery to put growing rods in my back, which every year I had another surgery to lengthen these rods. Finally in 2013, aged 15, I had a spinal fusion surgery to have my forever spinal rods put in place. Although I have had my curve corrected, I still suffer with a lot of pain and discomfort in my back and hips.

Although I have had multiple appointments with Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and my local Wheelchair services to try and find a chair which would allow me to be comfortable and independent, it has been incredibly challenging due to my compromised posture.

My current chair doesn’t allow me to live my life to its full potential.  But I’ve finally found a wheelchair which would allow me to sit comfortably for longer lengths of time without being in pain, enhance social interactions and live as independently as possible.

I guess you’re now probably wondering “Well what’s so special about this chair?”.

The Paravan PR30 comes with a verity of complex features and adaptations which will not only allow me to be more independent but will also enable me to independently move and reposition myself without needing assistance.

The chair includes electric seat tilt, electric backrest adjustment, electric hight adjustment, leg adjustment and seat adjustment to name a few.

My current chair has none of these features and results in me having to heavily rely on carers to support and reposition me thought the day!


HOWEVER

*Dun* *dun* *dun*

The Paravan PR30 costs £20,000.00 (The price may alter after my assessment!) which I unfortunately do not have laying around. I would be very grateful if you could donate or simply give this page a share!

Thank you so much for reading my story!
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Hello everyone. I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far! We’re £5 away from £100, that’s crazy!! I’m going to try to keep this page as updated as I can. I’m planning to arrange some fundraising events, so please do keep an eye on here and hopefully we should have something scheduled in the calendar very soon! But for now, here’s my most recent YouTube video, which features some footage of me testing the model of chair I’m fundraising for!...
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