Marayke is fundraising.
This page was originally set up 2015 to fundraise for a vehicle to take Maraykes power wheelchair
The week before Christmas 2019 her powered wheelchair broke down. She is from then until December 2020 in bed at a Friends house where ￼ it broke down hours away isolated from elderly family and friends.
If Lockdown was tough imagine spending over a year not only only in your house ￼but in bed in one room when you’re perfectly healthy!!!!￼￼ “going to hospital for a broken leg became exciting because I got to see sunlight on the way in and interact with humans”￼￼
It is dangerous for her to use an off-the-shelf wheelchair without customisation. Attempting to do so has caused skin breaks down, pain injury skin breakdown on both of her feet and a broken leg leading her teams decision that it would be safer in bed.
A customised electric wheelchair was deemed not reasonable necessary and cost-effective by the funding body ….. and so she waits
To get this replacement wheelchair seen in the pic during a trial fitting.
Donations through this page ￼ allow tax deduction in Australia￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ and can go to making marayke mobile again ( around AU$75,000 to buy the base model chair, custom build each part cover services for occupational therapist and Wheelchair customisation expert plus
*Adapt the restraint in the car to take the new wheelchair so Marayke can use it to be a passenger again. ￼￼
￼ update: thanks to clan support when I reached reached a point where Marayke can be a passenger secured in the back of the vehicle in her wheelchair. Modified want to modify it to drive but it least means leaving the house getting back to work volunteering running a charity & contributing. ￼￼￼￼￼
The modifications to a van will enable it to drive from her powered wheelchair so she can get to work and continue her work in the community including with the charity she founded sporting Dreams, after suffering an overuse injury to her arms meaning she needs a powered wheelchair that is too heavy to lift into her current car.
Marayke has the car, but modifications are expensive- havining
and saved and fundraised $38 000 to be a passenger she is now needs another $50000 to drive independently.
How much is required for Marayke to be a passenger?
$38280 = Raised and the modifications are in progress
How much is required for Marayke to be the driver?
total amount required?
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Donate towards some of modifications required. The car is currently at the modifiers waiting for the final funds to be raised.
Some of the items required for Marayke to be a passenger.
Wheelchair lift loader $7950
Remote control for loader $2250
Auto open rear door system $5200
Program remote keypad $250
Docking station that turns wheelchair into a car seat $5000
Docking pin on wheelchair to lock it in $750