Wheelchair Rescue!

$3,435 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 30 months
Our dear friend Grant (The guy on the left) is having a bit of a tough time at the moment.

At 8 he was diagnosed with a very rare condition called "Perthes Disease" (also known as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease) which is a childhood disorder that affects the head of the femur (the ball of the ball and socket joint of the hip). In Perthes disease the blood supply to the growth plate of the bone at the end of the femur (called the epiphysis) becomes inadequate. As a result the bone softens and breaks down (a process called necrosis). Even with surgery, outcomes can vary and and at times results in extreme pain leading to hip replacement towards mid-life.

Sadly, although treated, a hip replacement at 30 and further surgeries to try to stabalise his condition, it has continued to degrade. Now at 34, Grant is faced with life in a wheelchair (that he is unable to afford and a process which the government can only contribute a mere fraction of the cost, while also subjecting him to a wait period of up to 1.5yrs or longer). He is also frequently in extreme pain, often relying on pain killers which impact his ability to work.

To add further insult to injury Grant has since found that councils in Melbourne don't recognise his condition as one that deserves a Disability Parking Permit and he is now in a situation where he unable to make his home business viable because he is unable to get to appointments because of the extreme cost of parking in the city.

But you can help!

We are raising funds to help Grant afford the wheelchair that he so desperately needs to not only pay his bills and put food on the table but to help him have some resemblance of a normal life. His medical expenses have also been quite significant so we want to help with that too.

Any money you can spare would be greatly appreciated
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Hi everyone. Our dear friend Grant needs your help. He is struggling to get enough money together to buy a wheelchair & pay all his medical expenses so we've started a campaign to help him.

For those who don't know Grant has suffered from a rare genetic condition called "Perthes" which affects his hip joints and even with a hip replacement he is now unable to walk without assistance and is frequently in extreme pain.

If you can assist him by donating it would be very much appreciated. Much Love
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Grant John-Paul Maynard
30 months ago

Thank you all so much for your help so far. Your contributions have allowed me to place a deposit and start the fitting and ordering process. I’ve been blown away by the support and never could have imagined so many to rally by my side to help get me out and about and moving again. So thank you.

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$3,435 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 30 months
Created February 6, 2017
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$50
Brent Stevenson
30 months ago
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1
ML
$50
Miao Long
30 months ago
DS
$100
Daniel Smith
30 months ago
$100
Joran Rose
30 months ago

Many hugs, much support, and love Mr. xo

$200
Adam Sparke
30 months ago
1
1

Keep your spirits up Grant. We love you buddy :)

DO
$100
Dan O'Neill
30 months ago

All strength! x

SM
$100
Stephen Morgan
30 months ago
SC
$50
Steven Christians
30 months ago
LM
$100
Luke Moon
30 months ago
DB
$100
Derrick Burgess
30 months ago
Grant John-Paul Maynard
30 months ago

Thank you all so much for your help so far. Your contributions have allowed me to place a deposit and start the fitting and ordering process. I’ve been blown away by the support and never could have imagined so many to rally by my side to help get me out and about and moving again. So thank you.

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