My Fiance Needs a Mobility Scooter

$1,500 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
I am Diane. The fellow next to me is my fiance, Bill. He's a good man, a disabled veteran, a guy who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for 17 years. I met Bill on the Internet back in 2013 and we became friends because of our similar liberal views on politics.

When Bill's wife died in 2015, he was left to take care of himself. He had voluntarily given up his drivers license in 2009 because his legs were getting weaker. Now that he was forced to do things for himself that his wife ordinarily did, Bill found his legs getting stronger. By 2016 his legs had regained enough strength to drive safely again.

I was there for Bill, as a friend, when his wife died. He was there for me, as a friend, when my husband died in 2016. Through this common bond of loss, our friendship grew stronger and earlier this year Bill moved here to South Carolina. We are going to be married soon.

As I said, Bill is a good man. He doesn't know I am doing this. I want to surprise him with a successful result, but I would not want to disappoint him if I am unable to raise the funds to purchase a new mobility scooter for him. We don't have a car. I can't drive due to issues with my eyesight, but we are lucky enough to live within walking distance of pretty much everything we need.

Still, Parkinson's is a progressive disease. Since he's been with me, I've noticed changes in his ability to walk. He has once again given up his drivers license. He is starting to show some of the memory lapses that eventually come to most people with this cruel affliction. I think it would lift his spirits considerably if I were able to help him get a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair, but as I am unemployed and we survive on Bill's pension, saving up for something like that would take forever.

So, I find myself reaching out to the GoFundMe community. Bill has given much of himself to help others. He took part in a clinical trial in 2007 to see if Deep Brain Stimulation would be helpful for people in the earlier stages of Parkinson's.

Yes. Bill volunteered for and underwent brain surgery he did not need at the time to see if it would help others.

Let's help him by getting him a mobility scooter or electric wheelchair.

Thanks in advance for your generosity and kindness.
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I am turning off comments because I've been getting a nasty and abuse from JJ Hoge and Grady's merry crew, and I refuse to put up with it.
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$1,500 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
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