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Help my mum walk the dog with us! She is Mighty Strong living with MS.

  • Final update

      5 November 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    "Grab Life by the Wheels" is the slogan of Omeo and when I trialled the Omeo I knew that it would be fun to ride. What I didn’t know, and have learned over the last month of riding, is how it would completely transform my life in almost every way. Riding my Omeo has made a positive influence on those who see and interact with me and this makes me feel wonderfully good. More than a handful of people have reflected back to me that I inspire them. I’m just me but as every ride puts me in a positive frame of mind, I influence others. I laugh and smile more than I have for years. Life isn’t too hard anymore because it’s filled with freedom, learning and adventure.

    I knew riding an Omeo was fun but what I didn’t know was that everytime I went out I’d feel like I was riding in a convertible with the top down and wind in my face, that I wouldn’t stop smiling and I’d feel stronger and more confident, that my family would get to enjoy the new improved me by sharing bike rides, hikes and walks together.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/126744724/mum-with-multiple-sclerosis-gets-lifechanging-new-set-of-wheels-after-months-of-fundraising?cid=app-android&fbclid=IwAR2pDdosZgvbLmmJ-8aChHXMpZta6diJ2uQwPRknSUTrZW9gXjq0Bpg6ho0

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  • It’s never easy!

      12 October 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    I’m back driving my old car as the disability vehicle bit the dust!

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  • My Omeo takes me for a ride!

      27 September 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    We ferried to Wellington and back in the same day (7hrs) and it was the most wonderful day in this whole last decade! Thank you! May all your days cfreate the feelings you have made for me through your generosity.

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  • Pick up!

      25 September 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    Tomorrow we are ferrying over and collecting Omeo- rain, wind, sea sickness- back off because we are coming!

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  • Happy email today!

      21 September 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler
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    This came in my inbox today:

    Hello Lisa

    Your Omeo is on the production line. Nearly there!

    Later this week, after the quality control testing, we will be able to give you an indication on when it will be ready.

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  • Competition Entry

      7 September 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    Hey Team,

    We are almost there with the Omeo. Just waiting....waiting....waiting for it to be built and then delivered.

    In the meantime, Omeo Technology are running a competition and if you like, make comments and share this video I could win a competition before I even own one!

    That would be funny! Can you help? Here is the URL: https://www.facebook.com/OmeoTechnologyLtd/videos/810859092939826

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  • Getting ready with a vehicle

      9 August 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    Lucky us- we found a reasonably priced mobility vehicle.

    Still some bugs to work out-like closing the backdoor when you are inside or opening it from inside- but once Omeo arrives, we should be all set!

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  • Vehicle Sourced!

      30 July 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler

    I'm driving a small car right now and there is no way and Omeo can fit into it. I love the small car but we need to make a change.

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  • Paid in Full

      9 July 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler
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    With a 10-12 week wait time and unknown delays out of China for parts, we hope to be Omeo owners before October.

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  • Ordered!

      5 July 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler
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    We have been declined by lottery grants today so we are very thankful to all of you for your donations. Omeo has now been ordered! It may be a few months to build it but hopefully sooner rather than later I'll be riding free.

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    • 05/07/2021 by Sarah

      That's amazing news. So happy for you!

    • 05/07/2021 by Lisa

      Thanks Sarah!

    • 05/07/2021 by Derek

      I love the colour in the picture and look forward to meeting you for coffee when we don't have to unpack you from the car! Lack of lottery not so good but everything else is dropping into place, who knows?

      I'll keep cheerful for you.

      Brilliant job Sienna and Andrew, too. :-)

  • One day to go!

      29 June 2021
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    Our page will end tomorrow. Thank you for all who supported Sienna and us on this fundraising effort. We are certain to be soon able to order the Omeo for Lisa. Your help has made a tremendous difference to us. We are very appreciative.

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    • 29/06/2021 by Derek

      It's been fantastic sharing this journey with Lisa. Out of it there have been interesting & challenging conversations, frustration & inspiration.

      Kia kaha, kia tino kaha.

  • Mum's second trial

      17 June 2021

    Mum had a visit from Omeo guy Marcus as he was passing by. He took mum out for a ride and here is the video. She loved it and she was so happy. Go mum!

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  • True Friends

      7 June 2021

    Shane, a friend of mum and dad's in Chch, set up a page called "Walking for Wheels". This is funny because they call my dad wheels- his last name is Wheeler- but also we are getting mum new wheels. Shane walked for 24 hours in Rolleston this weekend. All the donations he got came to our page. Thanks so much Shane.

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  • Fresh FM Radio Interview

      29 May 2021
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    Mum’s going to be on the radio tomorrow. James and I might hear ourselves singing too from our busking. If you are in Blenhiem tune in Fresh FM 88.9 on Sunday for MS Awareness Day.

    They will play it out twice on Sunday. Once at 8.30am and again at 4.01pm.

    Thanks to everyone.

    From Sienna

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  • Rotary Support

      15 May 2021

    Andrew here. The Rotary Club of Blenheim South is now seeking donations through our Charitable Trust Fund and we have offered to support Lisa in her quest for an Omeo which will create freedom and adventure to her after living many years with debilitating MS. In addition to a tax- deductible receipt for all donations through the Club’s Trust, the first 13 people to donate $50 or more will also receive a pack of Sanford’s mussel powder capsules kindly donated by our guest speaker Andrew Stanley last Tuesday.

    Lisa indicated to us that the Omeo wheelchair was capable of cross-country activity and it was her goal to take it up the Wither Hills which she has so far been unable to visit.

    Wouldn’t it be great to have her start by visiting our Rotary Lookout?

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  • A note

      15 May 2021
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    Thank you to the person who left James and I this note. From Sienna

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  • Donation from Dancing

      9 May 2021
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    I went to a dance rehearsal today and my dance teacher had me and James stand up infront to everyone. She then donated a huge bag of coins she'd been collecting for a while to our fundraising. More than $400. Thank you Jeannie Mark and Dance on Grove.

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  • Mum chatting in the car

      7 May 2021

    Mum was waiting for me to come out of dancing and she had this to say.

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  • Very touching

      4 May 2021
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    We were very moved when 92 year old Shirley stopped by the house, after reading our story in the paper, to give us a donation. She says her legs take her where she wants to go and she wanted to help. Driving herself and living indepenently- Wow! She also said she doesn't have to worry about dieing young now as she 92. Such a fit able woman who it was a pleasure to meet. You rock! Thank you Shirley.

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  • Thanking for busking cash

      1 May 2021

    Sienna here. I just wanted to say thank you to all the people who have donated cash while James and I have been busking in our town. We have collected over $1000 in donations towards mum's chair while busking. That now $4,404 in cash to add to our givealittle. Thank you!

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  • I saw this

      28 April 2021

    Mum and I saw this. She said it was too dangerous. I said "that looks like fun"! Hopefully me and mum can try this soon- if I can convince her.

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  • Cash donations

      25 April 2021
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    My friend James and I have been out busking and many people are giving us cash. Mum and Dad keep these donations separate which now has $3,770 in it. Dad says to add that to the Give a little total to see that we are over 1/2 way now. Mum's working on a video from yesterday I think.

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    • 27/04/2021 by Derek

      Well done you guys. You're an inspiration both for Mum & for those seeking to support your efforts. 🤗

  • My dad

      24 April 2021
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    Let me tell you about my dad. He's pretty cool. He loves football (soccer). We sometimes wonder if he loves it more than us- just kidding. He volunteers for search and rescue. Last week he helped some one be rescued. Here's the article with video.

    https://www.facebook.com/MarlboroughSAR/

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  • Busking today

      22 April 2021
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    We were off to a slow start as another busker was in my favourite spot. They moved on after a bit so then we had a good audience. $90.90 was raised today. We’ll go out again a bunch more times.

    It was fun.

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  • Busking Practice

      21 April 2021

    My friend James and I are going busking in Blenheim to help mum. Watch the video of our practicing.

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  • Video of Omeo

      16 April 2021

    Thanks to everyone who has donateed so far.

    I found this video on YouTube. It's not of my wife Lisa, but it shows well the benefits of using an Omeo.

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    • 16/04/2021 by Derek

      Shows brilliantly the difference an Omeo will make for all of you, not only Lisa. Even the passing dog appreciated it!

  • Dressed up

      11 April 2021
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    Here is my dog all dressed up and ready to go. Now we just need mum.

    We want to thank everyone and let you know that some donors have put funds into our account directly so we have raised just over $15,000 now.

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  • Isn't he cute?

      9 April 2021
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    This is our dog that we want mum to be able to go walking with us. He's so cute. When we reach our goal mum will be able to wheel herself over all sorts of fun places. Thanks for your help. Do you know anyone who can give even $1? From Sienna

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  • What colour would you ride?

      4 April 2021
    Posted by: Lisa Wheeler
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    Omeos come in 5 colours: black, green, orange, blue purple

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  • Check out the gallery.

      3 April 2021

    Back when mum’s legs worked she used to really love adventures. I got her to collect some old pics. Check it out.

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  • It's raining today-can you spare a drop?

      31 March 2021
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    I'm starting to get excited that my mum can come on walks with us. I might even ride my bike to school while she rides beside me in her Omeo. Thank you to everyone helping. Me and mum are in the paper today.

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