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Karl needs a new wheelchair!

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$6,204 of $8,000 goal

Given by 80 generous donors in 3 months

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Karl needs $8,000 by July 2018 to make this dream come true.

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Karl needs a new wheelchair!

Karl was born with Spina Bifida. Due to this his right leg was amputated at 17 years of age. He is a very active person and loves sports!

To be mobile he mainly uses a wheelchair. Although this helps his mobility, it is a hinderance to him participating fully in a lot of things most of us take for granted, such as going over the grass or navigating gravel paths.

Karl is also a keen para-archer and competes at both local and national level. Because archery competitons are mainly outside on a grass range he relies on others to collect his arrows and score for him which means he is missing out on a major part of the sport he enjoys so much. He is currently on track to achieving his goal of competing at the Paralympics.

He has been granted some funding through the Ministry of Health towards a powered chair, however not enough to cover the one that his Occupational Therapist and other professionals recommend: the Ogo.

https://ogotechnology.com

The pictures and video are of Karl using a sample Ogo chair.

Karl will also be able to participate more in his stepchildrens sports, attend functions with ease and save his arm and back joints from wearing out early through pushing or using crutches.

Karl needs $8,000 by July 2018 to make this dream come true.

Any donation is very much appreciated.

Use of funds

All funds will be used to purchase an Ogo. Any surplus will be donated to the youth group program at Parafed Wellington.


Latest donations

  • Jax

    Jax on 08 Aug 2018

    Private

    Sorry it's not more. Hope you reach your goal x

    Private

  • Diane & Spencer Logan

    Diane & Spencer Logan on 05 Aug 2018

    $100

    Good luck Karl. Hope everything works out well for you both!

    $100

  • Jemma Hobman

    Jemma Hobman on 01 Aug 2018

    $50

    All the best Karl xx

    $50

  • Daniel

    Daniel on 25 Jul 2018

    $25

    $25

  • Ange M

    Ange M on 17 Jul 2018

    $10

    Sorry mate poor AF and our plan B of lotto keeps alluding us! But I can defs give up 2 coffees/maccas stack this fortnight for your dream!!

    $10

Page created by

Karl Hobman

Individual
Wellington

Born and raised in Wellington NZ.

Former NZ Rep in wheelchair basketball.

Involved in a number of organizations to promote and assist people with disabilities.

Future goal to represent NZ at the Paralympics in archery.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Karl Hobman.

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“Good luck Karl.”
“I worked with Sarah many years ago at SPCA. The grandmother of a fellow Auckland archer also lives at the same rest home as Dad. I wish you all the best with achieving your goal.”
“Such a worthy cause. Happy to help a fellow archer reach their goals. All the best !”
“Good luck 😉😉”
“All the best Karl!”
“Best of luck.”
“Best of luck Karl!”
“Good luck with it all Karl xxx”
“Looking forward to shooting compounds with ya.”
“Good luck Karl we hope you reach your goal .. love from us here in Aus”
$6,204 of $8,000 goal

Given by 80 generous donors in 3 months

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