Vicki Needs your Help
My name is Vicki Dennis, I am 31 years of age & I suffer from a rare form of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy & Scoliosis. My Condition is a muscle wasting disease so I am extremely weak & I suffer with a large amount of pain so I have to take a lot of medication. Morphine is the main source of pain relief for me. When I was born, my spine was not straight, it was curved. As I got older the curve got very bad, I was operated on at the age of 14. They put two metal rods in my back to hold my spine up. If they hadn't of operated at that time, where I was twisting so badly, my lungs would of collasped.
Up to about 10 years ago my life was a lot different to now. I had a great career in the IT Industry. I could drive, and was always out socialising with my friends & family.
Unfortunately this isn’t the case anymore. My boyfriend Keegan gave up his fantastic job to be my full time carer as my social services department who deal with my care said they would pay him to be my live in carer. After about 6 months they decided this wasn’t the case anymore. I have battled with them to get more help but it gets repetitive & really does get me down.
I am a very motivated woman, when I wasn’t able to work anymore. I started my own business called Blinged Ascot. I bling shoes & accessories using Swarovski Crystals. It started as a hobby and progressed from there. I make a little bit of money from it, but I mainly do it to keep my brain stimulated.
The reason for me setting up this fund raising page is because my wheelchair is broken. It has lasted me nearly 10 years, but I now need to purchase a new one.
The Government have given me a wheelchair voucher which is worth roughly £1200 & I have fund raised £750 from an event I held a few years ago. But now I need to raise a further £2000.
The wheelchair I have been assessed for is a Küschall K4, the reason for them being so expensive is because of the Aluminium, Titanium and Carbon used to make the chair.
I am going to organise events to help raise money, I am hoping with the help from my lovely cousin to hold a Afternoon Tea Event at our Local Virgin Active. Dates & Times to be confirmed.
I have also managed to get some prizes for a Auction or Raffle from some fabulous Companies.
- Casey Paul - Owner of Little Wardrobe has donated a Voucher
- Love Lemonade have donated some of their Sparkly Products
- Graze have donated 5 Graze Boxes
- Blinged Ascot have donated Swarovski Crystallised Phone Cases
If you own or work for a company & would like to Donate towards my Raffle / Auction I would be so entirely grateful to you.
Also If you would like to hold an event to help raise money or would like to donate towards my new wheels it would really mean the world to me.
Lots of Love