Wheelchair for Nique

Update posted by Monique Forsyth On Jun 03, 2016

I would like to tell you a little bit about myself an the illness that has me here.

I know that if you are going to be parting with money you will most likely like to know why and where exactly that money will be going. So here goes;

It was about 10 years ago when it all began; I was a young girl of 14 with a passion for life and a thirst for aventure, when one fateful day I went on an outride that would change my life for ever.

On this outride I was riding a lovely, if hardheaded pony named Butterfly, who, I was later informed, was VERY pregnant. As an ignorant young girl I knew there was something wrong, but wasn't sure what it was. About halfway through the ride I fell off the pony at quite some speed and hit my head on rock on the mountian side we were cantering up. This caused a severe concussion and it was only thanks to the grace of God and the hardhat I was wearing, that I survived.

This concussion was to be the first in a series of events that caused me to lose my once inexhaustable energy.

Once I had recovered from the concussion I contracted Glandular fever, which knocked me flat on my back for about a year before I started to recover. Even after had recovered from the Glandular fever, I found that I was still not right. I experienced pain in odd places and at odd tims, exhaustion, shortness of breath, Nausea and dizziness. I thought this was because I was unfit, from the glandular fever, but no matter what I did I could not seem to shake it. Doctors could not tell me what was going on and I lived my life cnfused.

Eventually I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and for a while we were able to treat it and keep it under control.Then it all changed again. I couldn't stop the pain anymore, I was now getting disorentated, forgetful, weak, sore, tired, confused, and nothing coul releave the tension in my muscles.

I was forced to drop out of school when I couldn't retain any of the infrmation being taught. I was failing everything and struggling to even say awake for any length of time. I discovered that there was a way to help me. A service dog was the first step. I applied for a service dog with the South African Guide dog association and recieved my helping hand only a year after I applied, nearly 18 months ago he arrived and started changing my life. sadly it wasn't enough, Although he has helped me immeasurably he has not ben able to stop the progression of the illness, Which aught not to be progressing in the first place.

I have once again been confined to my bed, only able to walk short distances, and unable to keep my balance for very long. sometimes, when I am strong enough I am able to lean on or against my service dog for balance, but alot of the time I don't have the strength to hold myself up. This is why I need the wheelchair. I want desperately to be able to go shopping with my family again, or even to go to church or a concert without having to worry about collapsing.

Perhaps when I no longer have to use my last remainng energy to focus on not falling, I will be able to use that strength to recover. I still hold out hope that this is not forever. But I must face the possibility that it will only get worse, or even that it will stay like this forever.


So now you know my story, I really hope you will be able to help me.

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Update posted by Monique Forsyth On May 30, 2016

Although we still have a long way to go, I am so grateful for the people who have donated so far. Healthwise things have gotten worse which has made this wheelchair all the more urgent. Thank you all so mch for your kind consideration and assistance.

God bless.

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Update posted by Monique Forsyth On Feb 14, 2016

if as a South African you are struggling with linking your Bank account to your PayPal account then what you do is you click 'add credit card' and add your bank card details as if it where a credIt card. That will link your bank aCciunt to PayPal and allow you to make transfers from your account into the campaign account or whatever online place you are 'shopping'

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Update posted by Monique Forsyth On Feb 04, 2016

Thank you to those who have viewed this campaign so far. If you do not have a paypal account and would like to donate please follow this link and create your account,( https://www.paypal.com/signup/account ) you can transfer money straight from your bank account into the campaign fund through Paypal at no extra cost to you and it is completely safe. At this point all I need is for those who have accessed this campaign through the link which has been distributed, to put n just enough to contribute toward to initial $100 which will ensure that this campaign becomes public. Please do whatever you can to help us get this campaign off the ground. Thank you for your support.

Monique

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Update posted by Monique Forsyth On Jan 29, 2016

We've reached 200veiws and 13 shares on Facebook. I'm so excited about how many people are supporting this venture, I do hope someone will back it soon, but I know that will happen given time. Once again thank you so much for the support and love that you are all showering on me. I know that with your support my wheelchair and my freedom will become a reality.

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Update posted by Monique Forsyth On Jan 28, 2016

It has not even been 24 hours that this campaign has been open and already it has been viewed 163 times and been shared on facebook about 6 times, I know it might not seem like allot but to me every share and every view means the world. Thank you for your support. God bless.

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I hope you will get it soon.

Elena Pereira

Backed with $20.00 On May 29, 2016

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Backed On Feb 17, 2016 Amount Hidden

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