Saturday, June 4, 2016

Really need a power chair / scooter

Here is the link to my Go Fund Me account.

Melissa's Go Fund Me Page

I created this because I seriously need a power chair or scooter so I can do things independently again. I am going to be lazy and just copy & paste what I wrote there. Most who know me will already know all of this.But please feel to share with anyone you think could possibly help.

"My name is Melissa. I am 49 years old, and disabled. I have Lupus, which has affected multiple organs and systems in my body. Because of Lupus I have epilepsy, diabetes, kidney failure, and spinal stenosis / degenerative disc disease. I am in pain almost all the time, but due to the kidney failure, almost all pain meds are bad for me. I have 2 surgeries coming up, to prepare me for dialysis. 

I currently use a walker, but it doesn't help much. I can only walk a few feet before I have to sit and rest. I am unable to go anywhere outside my apartment independently. 

I really need a power chair or mobility scooter so I can go outside again. I am limited to going places that either have scooters to use, or wheelchairs to borrow. I just want some kind of normal life again. I am almost completely home bound. 

With a power chair I could go on the bike paths with my bf. I could go to the fairs and summer attractions. I could go to Dollar Tree and Aldi! I could even just get out of my apartment and see the outside world. 

I have a tiny apartment, and can walk (with walker) to the bathroom, but I need a lot of help in my daily life. Medicare will only pay for power chairs or scooters if you need them inside your home. I really want to go outside and enjoy life! If you are motivated to contribute to my fund, it would be greatly appreciated and wisely used! 

Thank you!"