Extra-ordinary help needed: E-Bike for Independence
Please help me bridge the gap in the cost of my disability. I'd like to independently participate in life - like everyone else.Wellington
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.
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
Shona. Thank you so much for your donation! Chris and our whanau thank you. ❤
Jim.Thank you so much for your donation! Chris and our whanau thank you. ❤
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This page was created on 17 Aug 2020 and closes on 17 Nov 2020.