Dave has severe scoliosis. His wife Jane gave up work to become his full time carer but she also became unwell and underwent surgery and radiotherapy. In order for Dave to be comfortable at home and require less support from Jane, we provided him with a dual motor riser recliner chair to make things a little easier.
Kathleen suffers from pulmonary hyper tension making it difficult for her to get around without becoming breathless and exhausted. Her physician recommended an outdoor walking frame with a seat that she can use when out and about. Finding it hard to make ends meet, we provided funding for the walking frame.
Paul’s wife Emily suffers from Ehlers Danlos 2 syndrome and fibromyalgia and is confined to the home. He’d love his wife to be able to leave the house and gain back some independence but she needs a mobility scooter to do this. We sent Paul the money so that he could purchase a mobility scooter for Emily.
Katie, a 42 year old single mum, suffered a traumatic experience in her 20s which has left her with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression making daily tasks a struggle. She had to give up work on medical grounds and has also been diagnosed with a blood disorder which causes strokes and deep vein thrombosis. Katie experiences pain on a daily basis and often has to sleep on her sofa. She needed a new sofa to make resting downstairs more comfortable and we made this happen.
Paul applied to the Member Support Fund for his daughter, Michelle, whose suffered a traumatic relationship breakdown. With an 18 month old child, and other family members to care for, she desperately needed her car but not being able to afford the repairs was causing her a lot of stress and anxiety on top of her personal situation. To ease this stress for Michelle we offered to help pay for some of the essential repairs and also sent her little one a hamper of goodies to help put a smile on her face.
After suffering from a terminal illness, Beverley was given only three months left to live by her doctors. With such a short time left she understandably wanted to spend as much time with loved ones as she could. However, her son lived on the other side of the world in Australia and couldn’t afford the flight home. We gave Beverley the chance to see her son one last time by paying for his flight to the UK.