New wheelchair

  • €17,246
    raised of €12,700.00 goal goal
135% Funded
434 Donors

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UPDATE / Percentage has to go to GoGetFunding

Dear friends, I am so overwhelmed by all the responses I've gotten that I didn't calculate in the fees GoGetFunding in the initial fundraising amount.

This is why I will open the fundraiser once again to reach the amount that includes those fees, so I will keep it open until we reach 12.700,00 € to ensure I have the right amount left.


Thank you all so much!


Hi, hello dear people,

I'm doing this campaign encouraged by my people - friends and family and acquaintances even though I do feel very uncomfortable doing it as I, multiple times, expressed to them. But... The need for a new wheelchair at this point is urgent.

I have a rare genetic condition called spinal muscular atrophy, in short SMA type 2.
SMA is a neuromuscular condition affecting the central and peripheral nervous system and voluntary muscle movement. It involves the loss of nerve cells called motor neurons found in the spinal cord and that's why it is classified as motor neuron disease.
Spinal - most of the nerve cells that control muscles are located in the spinal cord hence the word spinal in the name of the disease.
Muscular - primary affect of disease is on muscles which don't receive signals from these nerve cells.
Atrophy - atrophy is the medical term for getting smaller, wasting away which is what happens to muscles when they are not stimulated by nerve cells.

So SMA is a condition with different types of severity that causes muscles to weaken (atrophy) over time but does not affect intelligence or cause learning disabilities.

I've been trying for 2 years to get the type of wheelchair I need, that would make my life and lives of persons who take care of me that much easier to manage, through state covered health insurance. After numerous tries and fails during this time worrying if my trusted current wheelchair will last me enough until the new ones are here. They never got here, my persistent efforts trying to get through the system all for nothing but great disappointment every time.
That's why I finally (had to) sum up the courage to pursue this fundraiser in order to try and get this piece of aid that is extremely important in our life.

I'll try to explain the importance of having the right kind of wheelchair for each individual with the analogy of getting a shoe. Just think of how much detail we pay attention to and the time we spend on getting the right shoe pair(s) because it's important that it checks all the boxes of quality, durability, comfort, appearance etc. .

Ok, now can you try to imagine how much more attention is needed for getting the right wheelchair? And how incredibly important it is to have a chair where you spend the majority of your waking life? And how extensive the requirements go, because it's not just for my feet and I cannot have another wheelchair whenever I might feel unhappy with the ones I have.

With all that said I hope to gather the money needed, 11,500 € to be able to buy the most vital piece of medical equipment I need in order to continue being as active as I have been for the last 15 years which is how long I've had my well loved and used wheelchair!

👨‍🦼

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Donors

€50.00
  • Wolfgang Luft
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
  • I wish you all the best for your future and best regards to Karlita :-)

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
€50.00
Nov 03

Wheels arrived!!!!!!

Update posted by Marko1 Vidicek2 at 02:13 pm
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After months and months of (im)patient waiting I got a call from Bauerfeind sLOVEnia that all of the parts have arrived and I can come to see and try them out!At this point I required some not so simple and usual alterations which their technicians did masterful with great interest. . . . .

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Aug 02

News news

Update posted by Marko1 Vidicek2 at 06:00 pm

Dear people, after a long wait some good and some not so much good news First, the good news: wheelchairs alone already arrived! They are at the orthopedic merchant office in Ljubljana (Bauerfeind) and their technician will be doing the needed adjustments (verrrrrry nice 😁😁😁😁😁) The not so great thing. . . . .

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Jun 09

Thank u!

Update posted by Marko1 Vidicek2 at 11:44 am

I'm writing this update after having some time to process what happened.THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH !!! It's beyond me still how many kind incredible people there are supporting me through this fundraiser. Thank you to all of you who shared infos, texted me, called and helped me make this. . . . .

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Jun 06

​Percentage fee has to go to GoGetFunding

Update posted by Marko1 Vidicek2 at 04:38 pm

Percentage has to go to GoGetFundingDear friends, I am so overwhelmed by all the responses I've gotten that I didn't calculate in the fees GoGetFunding in the initial fundraising amount.This is why I will open the fundraiser once again to reach the amount that includes those fees, so I will

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Donors & Comments

434 donors
€50.00
  • Wolfgang Luft
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
  • I wish you all the best for your future and best regards to Karlita :-)

€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
€50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 07, 2023
€40.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 06, 2023
€60.00
  • Hrvoje Jakelić
  • Donated on Jun 06, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 06, 2023
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 06, 2023
€5.00
  • Dominik Šaravanja
  • Donated on Jun 06, 2023
€50.00
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