ok, I’m just going to do this
My wonderful wheelchair that allows me to get around is a used chair I purchased off e-bay. It’s great, but it’s not 100% right for me. It’s close enough though that with new wheels I could use this chair for a very long time.
But right now because the wheels are too small for me and the hand rims don’t provide with enough grip, it’s causing me a lot of pain. This went from being a bit of a problem to turning into the type of a situation where this could seriously limit my mobility again.
After doing some research, it looks like my best option is to order the same wheels I currently have (round-betty dinos), with natural fit handrims. However, this is going to cost $1000, plus there’s shipping and customs fees.
I don’t have that money right now.
I’m personally going to be saving up, I’m going to be trying to sell my purple wheels, and I’m already trying to sell my old chair. If I can sell those things and get the money I need, I’ll take this post down.
I have nothing to give you if you donate, and I know I am far from the most in need, so I understand if this is a post you choose to pass right now.
I’m not used to asking for help and I’m not used to taking any if it’s offered.
But I’m at the point right now where I need to.
So if want to and are interested helping,
a signal boost is great,
my paypal e-mail is email@example.com
you can also get e-gift certificates from Sport aid which is where I plan to buy the wheels from. They can be sent to the same e-mail address. (although, just to note in advance, those start at $25 and I know that’s a lot of money. Like honestly I will be happy with $1.)
I am so thankful to those that have helped so far
and I was going to let this just spend it’s days in my archives, thinking that things were actually going to work themselves out. But, well, that didn’t happen and I went from suddenly maybe being financially ok to back to being unable to handle a lot of this health related stuff again.
So I’m reaching out again.
Anything you can do is appreciated, thanks!
Sorry that I keep reblogging this,
but as it turns out that “little fall” I had on the bus left me with a concussion that now has me off work for a couple weeks and that’s more time than I have sick days
so (personal) money I was hoping to use for wheels (everything I’m getting from this I AM keeping separate in order to save it for its designated purpose) is now going to have to pay for things like rent and food.
BUT these new wheels would be even more helpful because of things getting messed up thanks to the concussion, and now stuff is getting even worse.
so If you’re able to help, in whatever way you can (even just signal boosting) I really do appreciate it and I’m so thankful for everything so far
So this is a general PSA to my followers and I realise that many of you will think I’m being overly PC or sensitive, but outside of the US, “spazz” is a horrifically ableist word (worse than “r*****”). It comes from the word “spastic” which refers to one of the symptoms of cerebal palsy. People with cerebal palsy were referred to as “spastics” and the word became a horrible slang way to compare a person’s movements or appearance with someone with cerebal palsy. It also became a catch-all for all disabled people, including those with learning disorders and mental illnesses.
It’s not cute and it’s not harmless.
So next time you’re clapping your hands and squawking about “like, omg, I’m such a spazz lolz!!!” maybe engage some grey matter and some empathy and, y’know, cut that shit out.
Also if you use it in Europe (particularly Scotland) you will have your arse handed to you for being a thoughtless dickface, just a heads-up.
When I say I want to read the book before seeing the movie, I don’t want brownie points or bragging rights. I want to be able to read the book with my imagined world and idea of the characters without the movie’s influence at least once. After you see the movie there’s always some part of it that sticks in your head for a long time and you lose the enjoyment of making it up yourself.
Thank. You. For. Saying. This.