I am disabled and have epilepsy, hashimotos thyroiditis, and auto immune disorders. I was someone with a good job who was healthy and exercised a lot. I also had the ability to secure my own rent if I wanted. My partner also has low mobility and his son (my stepson) is severely disabled too. So we are on benefits. Suddenly when we want to rent a house, the doors are closed to us. We are a loving and caring family who have never missed a bill, ever. I have a support network which enables me some very limited independence in Somerset where my mum (who is now 64 and has degenerative spine disease) lives. We are both getting so ill. My partner loves Somerset and feels at home there too. I can't even put into words what any help, even just a penny, would mean to me.
And do you know what, I hate money. I am the sort of human being who would give away my last £10 to anyone who needed it. I am so tired though and unwell. With everything accelerating with my Epilepsy so fast, it is just our dream to get there.
There are people more needy than me though, so please consider donating to them first.
Thank you so much to anyone who donates, I will remember you for the rest of my life.
If the goal is surpassed I want to donate 50% to Epilepsy charities, and 50% to motor neurone disease charities. A loved one of a dear friend passed away today. He had MND. He spent his time designing bionic arms for a little girl born without them. They were pink too. He designed his own communication programs for computers he built while he could still move. The world lost a beautiful soul today and his carer, my friend, felt blessed to know him. In his honour, there will be donations to MND research.