(I do apologise for doing this again, but this is very, very important.)
Some of you might know Hayley, a.k.a. loobysims. She is a fellow Simmer, and she desperately needs our help.
Hayley suffers from a condition called Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD). She can have up to 30 seizures a day, and her doctors haven’t been able to find what’s causing them, or a treatment.
From Hayley’s GoFundMe page:
“The seizures have caused me to have a very bad speech impediment, loss of memory and I also go blind for a time after every seizure. About 3 years ago I started to suffer a new side effect of the seizures which meant I could not walk, since then my leg muscles have deteriorated so much that I have little or no muscle mass left meaning that I am completely reliable on my current wheelchair and have not stood on my own two feet for this time.
The wheelchair I am using was given to me by an elderly family member when I first started needing to use one but this is on its last legs (no pun intended). It is also not the correct size for me so it causes a lot of additional pain (my normal pain level is excruciating). It is also a manual wheelchair which I cannot propel myself so I am looking at getting an electric powered wheelchair which would be built specifically to my measurements with all the necessary adaptations and accessories I need which will give me some of my independence back which is something that is greatly important to me as I have virtually none left.
I also need a fold up ramp which will enable me to get in and out of my house with ease and also allow me to visit family and friends houses without feeling embarrassed at being carried or lifted by them.”
The UK’s National Health Service won’t provide Hayley with a wheelchair; their wheelchair scheme is no longer running in her area due to people abusing it. In order to get the wheelchair that would allow her to regain some of her independence and not have to suffer so much pain, Hayley will have to pay for it herself.
Hayley has exhausted all avenues available to her. Now, as a last resort, she is asking us in the Sims community for any contributions we can make to help her get the wheelchair she so desperately needs. Every little helps – and if you can’t help by donating money, anything you can do to help spread the word. The more people hear about Hayley’s struggle, the greater the chance she’ll be able to reach her goal and finally get her wheelchair.
You can find more information and donate on Hayley’s GoFundMe page.
You can also donate through PayPal.
Come on, Simmers! Let’s help Hayley get her wheelchair!