Twelve-year-old Daniel Hall needs a specialist buggy so he can leave the house in safety.
Daniel is deaf and partially sighted – he can’t walk far and relies on his buggy to get out of the house. But when he outgrew his buggy, the replacement wheelchair provided by his local statutory services, would tip over every time it hit a minor bump, leaving Daniel too distressed and anxious to go outside.
Now Daniel needs a £2,255 buggy he can safely leave the house in and has turned to Newlife for help.
Daniel’s mum, Helen, said: “We were told that statutory services wouldn’t fund the larger sized buggy and that we had to have the wheelchair instead, but it is very heavy and difficult to push, especially on Chester’s cobbled streets. It constantly felt like it would tip over – I was very worry worried about Daniel being hurt.
“We’ve stopped using it because it just doesn’t seem safe so we have given it to Daniel’s school to use if they go on a trip, but his occupational therapist at the school doesn’t feel it is suitable either.”
Unfortunately, Daniel is one of 15 children in Cheshire with equipment needs totalling £5,905.
Newlife’s head of Charity Operations, Stephen Morgan, said: “We really want to help change Daniel’s life, and those of the other children in Cheshire who need our help. We are calling on local people groups, clubs and companies to get involved, donate or fundraise for Newlife so that these children can get what they need. All Daniel wants is to be able to leave his house safely – is that too much to ask?”
If you think you can help by donating or fundraising to help Daniel, please visit www.newlife.co.uk/cheshire. Alternatively contact a member of the Newlife team on 01543 462777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.