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Wheelchair for Hannah

$2,730 of $2,465 goal

Raised by 51 people in 10 months


2+ years ago, I developed ME/CFS. It is a condition that makes it impossible for me to stand or walk for longer than 20 minutes without getting dizzy and falling over. Since conversation also tends to cause a neural shut-down, my previous ministry as a street priest wasn't going to work.

Since I could still read, I decided to start PhD studies in Old Testament in Toronto. The extra work load of studies, combined with the distance between buildings for classes has brought on significantly more worse symptoms than before (as in, out of breath, dizzy, and blacking out going DOWNstairs). I spend most of my classes taking notes while lying on the floor in the corner so I don't pass out or collapse.

So I am looking for ways to reserve my energy. Ideally, I would like to be able to go farther than a block beyond my building. I would also like to use my energy to study rather than getting to class and back. So, I need a motor wheelchair. (Bonus: this particular wheelchair has a reclining back so I can rest during class and participate in the discussion while not being under a desk!)

Because ME/CFS is so little understood in the medical community, there is no definitive diagnostic test for it. Therefore, insurance companies won't cover disability aids. So, I need your help - the sooner the better.

Thanks, and God bless!
Hannah

Here's a documentary trailer that can give more insight into ME/CFS if you're interested:

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The wheelchair (Aurora) arrived! Thanks so much, y'all! Here's my 3rd test run, learning how to drive.
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I am so thankful to all my friends (and their friends) who raised enough money for a wheelchair in less than 48 hours. You are all wonderful and I cannot thank you enough.

Thank you also for the huge amount of encouragement that you all have sent my way. It is greatly appreciated.

Pictures to follow when it arrives!
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Only $220 left. I am so thankful for (and a little scared/humbled) by all of your quick responses and generosity!
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You folks are amazing! Already 1/3 of the way there. Thanks so much!
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Raised by 51 people in 10 months
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Barbara Costa
10 months ago
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10 months ago
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Thomas Hendrican
10 months ago
JK
$50
Jeehoon Kim
10 months ago
KM
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Kira Moolman
10 months ago
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