Stephanie has been ill with encephalitis and epilepsy since 2001 and also has functional neurological disorder and spinal issues. Stephanie came to us with a request for a manual wheelchair to ensure she has mobility all of the time as her electric wheelchair is far too heavy to get in and out of cars, needs to be able to get around her home more freely and she requires the flexibility to not be housebound in the colder and wet months of year when it is far safer to use a manual compared with electric wheelchair.
In July Stephanie wrote to us to say, "Today was the arrival of my red and black neon quickie wheelchair from Complete Care Shop. It has seemed a long time to get to this day and wouldn't have been possible without all the kind donations, especially yours. The chair is smaller and lighter. The seat cushion is so comfy. I have already experienced increased independence as I can now move freely around my home and can easily manoeuvre up and down the ramp at the front of the house. The back support is ideal for my weak spine. I just want to say a huge thank you to Donations With A Difference for donating towards my new wheelchair, it is going to be life changing."
Stephanie's sister Melanie has been so supportive throughout the fundraising process and wanted to say, "I also want to express my gratitude again. I will see this having a benefit wider than just Stephanie as it will make life easier for my parents too, who care for Stephanie. The wheelchair is much lighter than her old one."
A couple of months have passed now since we arranged for the wheelchair to arrive and Stephanie's wellbeing and welfare is going from strength to strength with much appreciated regular updates from sister Melanie.