Help mummy get up stairs to her children

by Stuart Davies-Roberts in Stoke On Trent, England, United Kingdom

Help mummy get up stairs to her children
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On 12th February 2021 we successfully raised £10 with 1 supporters in 28 days

We would like to raise enough money to be able fit a stair lift to allowing Anna to get upstairs to be a mum to her children who have autism

by Stuart Davies-Roberts in Stoke On Trent, England, United Kingdom

Over the last 2 years my wife Anna has lost the use of her legs due to degeneration of her spine. Before this Anna was always outdoors with the children and doing things with them. Slowly and painfully over the last 2 years Anna has gone from using a walking stick, to a roller chair and then to a wheelchair. It has been heartbreaking to see the change over this time. With 3 children aged 15, 11 and 9 who all have autism it can be challenging to keep them happy as you can imagine. The worst times are when the kids have a meltdown, their safe place is their bedrooms which Anna can not get to as they are all upstairs.  The kids retreat to their rooms when things overload their senses or they can not understand something or if they upset each other for some reason. The kids have all ways naturally turn to their mum for comfort, understanding and Anna knows how to calm and bring the children out of a melt down safely, but their rooms are now upstairs where Anna can not get to. This upsets Anna so much and affects her already declining mental health after a rough 2 years.  We were lucky enough just over a year ago to be moved into a adapted house with a downstairs room converted to a bedroom for us and having a wet room to allow Anna to a shower which was not possible in the previous house. This was a brilliant move from a house where we lived in the lounge and there were no washing facilities for Anna for about a year. For Anna it would be awesome to just see the upstairs of a house she has been living in for the past year, even better would for her to be able to put her kids to bed, tell our youngest a story in her room and mainly to be able to calm and comfort her children when they have a meltdown or challenging day. If you can help it be amazing. Thank you for reading this. Take care and be safe.

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