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Extra-ordinary help needed: E-Bike for Independence

Cause page created in the New Zealanders category by Chris Barry for "Chris Barry"

$18,000 of $15,000 goal
Given by 112 generous donors in 5 weeks

Please help me bridge the gap in the cost of my disability. I'd like to independently participate in life - like everyone else.

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I am a 23 year old identical twin with cerebral palsy. Since leaving college 5 years ago, I’ve been unable to get a job – like my twin. Or a car – like my twin. Nothing different about me except my mobility.

Because I was born with cerebral palsy I am not covered by ACC. The cost of my disability is that anything I need has to be modified. This has to be funded by me and my family. My mum has raised us alone, and has done a brilliant job – but I need to do this myself.

Recently Trikes, in Levin, let me trial a handcycle 'E" assist bike that hooks onto my wheelchair. By hooking onto my day chair it allows me to get to a destination, ie a job or café, unhook it and wheel about freely. Then hook it back up for the return journey home.

Trikes have quoted $15k. They are the only suppliers in NZ and luckily for me nearby.

So, I’m reaching out to you to help my family and I fundraise for this. I would be very excited and humbled to receive any donation possible.

Chris Barry's involvement (page creator)

My mother Sarah is the main contact person. She has created a separate bank account for the funds on my behalf, specifically for the E-bike.

Use of funds

E-assist bike has been quoted at $15,000. All funds will go towards the bike. Any surplus will be spent on safety gear, eg. helmet and gloves.

Latest update

Thank you!!  13 September 2020

Posted by: Chris Barry

As a result of all your generosity we have exceeded the amount needed. Any surplus funds not needed for safety gear to ride the e-bike are now going towards my greatest wish - a modified car, at a cost of $45k.

Thank you so much for supporting our journey, we are humbled and so grateful to all those who have donated.

Chris and family

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Latest donations

Keri 1 day ago
Inspirational guy with sn extra-ordinary mum!!
GT Uncs
GT Uncs 2 days ago
David on 15 Sep 2020
Well done to you & Mum!
Shona on 10 Sep 2020
Chris Barry

Shona. Thank you so much for your donation! Chris and our whanau thank you. ❤

Chris Barry
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Guest Donor on 08 Sep 2020
This is from my Dad Jim Small in Ashburton. He wishes you well with your e-bike! Leonie
Chris Barry

Jim.Thank you so much for your donation! Chris and our whanau thank you. ❤

Chris Barry

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