Help Me Get Back On My Feet(wheels)

This last year has been one of the most challenging ones in my entire life. As you might know, I was rendered a quadriplegic when I was 16 years old and have spent most of my life in a wheelchair. As a quadriplegic am afflicted with a condition called autonomic dysreflexia which is the sudden onset of extremely high blood pressure at any severe pain below the injury level, making my life extremely difficult.

Recently things have become especially dire. My wheelchair has broken down and I cannot get a replacement due to the backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has caused my health to suffer. I’m constantly fighting pain. But I’m doing the best with what I have. I was supposed to have a procedure months ago, but it has been postponed.

Unfortunately, the Health Ministry does not cover the cost of wheelchair repairs anymore and so I have to come up the money to somehow pay for it myself. The wheelchair I’m in has to be continually plugged in because the battery dies so quickly which limits my mobility and prevents me from my regular activities. I am stuck, unable to do anything, I'm unable to even enjoy the sunshine or the outdoors. My seating arrangement has become ill- set up for me and with the delay in a seating evaluation, I’ve had to sit in this painful chair for way too long. I’m at my wits end and unable to manage the situation much longer

All funds collected will go directly to repairing my wheelchair, repaying the debt I racked up paying for medical expenses, and thus help me  to complete the book on how I grew up in a Krishna boarding schools as well as the trials and challenges of overcoming spinal cord injury an early age. The book has given me great joy and I feel it will help others who have faced great adversity and have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. I will recover and conquer this situation, but I need your help. Anything you can give to help me recover and complete my book, would be so greatly appreciated and I will offer a big thanks to anyone that helped me in the publication of my book. This will go a long way to make this possible.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 4 mos
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    • $500 
    • 5 mos
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    • $500 
    • 5 mos
  • Antwon Erving  
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Chaitanya Mangala 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Nirmal Hickey 
Organizer
Vancouver, BC
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