Campaign raises money for new motorized wheelchair

first_imgKelly, who his mother described as a ‘very outgoing young man,’ has had multiple operations, including almost a days worth of surgery on his back, to straighten his spine from scoliosis.Kathy could not be reached for an additional comment. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A GoFundMe campaign is looking to help afford a new motorized wheelchair for a young man with cerebral palsy.The fundraiser has $150 of its $90,000 goal, as of Monday.Kathy Kruk Fuller, who started the campaign, says the motor in the wheelchair her son Kelly uses has been quitting in the last few months, leaving him stranded wherever he is.- Advertisement -“This stops Kelly from being able to go outside and do the things he enjoys doing,” she wrote in the description of the campaign. “He cannot go anywhere especially by himself just in case his chair quits.”She says she hopes she will be able to get a new wheelchair with a better seat system and can allow Kelly to stand up in it, as well.“He needs a reliable chair to get him around and help him to be more independent again,” she said.Advertisementlast_img read more

Boro hero ‘perfect’ for Newcastle and ‘exceptional’ Allardyce should stay at West Ham

first_imgFormer Newcastle United player Lee Bowyer claims Derby County manager Steve McClaren would be perfect for the job at St. James’ Park.Current Toon boss John Carver has seen his side lose six consecutive games and win just twice in 2015, meaning chairman Mike Ashley is likely to look for a new manager at the end of the season.If the Newcastle lose to Swansea this weekend, they will set a new club record with seven Premier League losses on the bounce.And Bowyer, who made 79 Premier League appearances for the Magpies believes former England manager McClaren, who guided Middlesbrough to the 2004 League Cup coupled with his success at Derby County, makes him perfect for the Tyneside job.“I think he’d be perfect, because he’s managed England and there is a lot of pressure in that job, and there is a lot of pressure to manage Newcastle so I think he’d be perfect for it,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“Derby don’t look like they are going to go up, unless they go up through the play-offs.”Talking about his other former employers, West Ham United, Bowyer believes manager Sam Allardyce is still the man for the job at Upton Park, claiming he has done an exceptional job at the helm.“He’s done what they’ve asked and got the team back into the Premier League and now they have been established,” Bowyer said.“They’re always finishing mid-table, which I think is good for West Ham and sometimes I think you have to be careful with what you wish for.”last_img read more