Our Stories


Lilly's Story

26th April 2017 / Grants

Written by Lilly’s mum on her behalf

Hi, my name is Lilly and I am 6 years old. I would really like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Variety, the Children’s Charity and The Melissa Nathan Foundation for making my dream come true and changing my life completely.

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Courtney's Story

11th April 2017 / Wheelchairs

Sixteen year old Courtney is a keen and accomplished wheelchair basketball player with ambitions to play for Team GB in future Paralympics. She is dependent on her wheelchair because cerebral palsy means she can only walk short distances with the aid of a wheeled walking frame.

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James' Story

17th February 2017 / Wheelchairs

18 year old James has a passion for the great outdoors but life has made it particularly hard for him to indulge that passion. Severe epilepsy (between 10 and 30 seizures per day) has curtailed his development with consequential learning difficulties.

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Savannah's Story

18th January 2017 / Grants

Four year old Savannah always seems to have a smile on her face despite severe cerebral palsy which means she needs constant care and help with feeding and changing. She loves books, music and people and probably gets her positive outlook from her mother who has a very positive outlook on life.

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Aaliyah's Story

23rd November 2016 / Wheelchairs

Aaliyah has weak muscles and painful joints due to multiple medical conditions including skeletal dysplasia and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It makes her totally reliant on her wheelchair for mobility. But her old NHS wheelchair is very heavy to propel, so she tires easily, its weight makes it difficult to get in and out of the car when her parents take her out.

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