this is not about me, this is about my beloved father! my father has single handed raised me up since i was 6 years old when my mother decided she couldnt look after me any more. this has been a struggle as most single parents would knowingly know! even though its been astruggle and at times life was bleak, iam proud to say he has done well and made me realise how much families mean when life becomes a struggle! unfortunately life hasnt become any easier of late, in fact it quite possibly couldnt get much worse! (well thats wrong, because he has his life, 10days ago he thought he might not) 10 days ago he was faced with a life saving amputation to one of his legs, it was literally 11 hours to save his life! this came from a graze to the foot which regrettably along with his diabetic nature became infected and was faced with the prospect of death! (thankfully the surgeons performed the amputation, and his life has been saved) this obviously has led to his life changing for good! he remains in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and for a man who has always remained independant has mentally had a huge impact on his life! this has followed on from abattle with glaucoma which he has also lost, in the space of less then 2years he has lost the ability to walk along with the ability to see out of both eyes! independance is now lost for good. i can put as many words down here as my hands can write, but i will never beable fully to describe what my father must be having to deal with! (words just cant describe the impact this has had on his life) im fully aware that this is a common problem not only here in the uk, but globally wordwide. while there are authorities that offer support and advice with the essential wheelchair. there are many aspects they dont cover! this not only includes a new bed, new clothing and new personal aides but alsoa whole new lifestyle change. im a fully care supporter to my father providing 24hour care every day. the financial costs to help make my fathers life as comfortable as possible are high. with all the help and support in the world life will never be the same again for my father! but i can make a difference, even if its just to make life a little more easier and comfortable, this will make some difference! i will not put a photo of a leg amputation on here. just my father would not agree and his feelings are what matters more!! thank you for your time and i appreciate any support for my father and any questions are welcome. updates on his imminent return home and settling in period will be provided. thank you.