Thursday, 26 August 2010
In the beginning...
In the beginning
and baby Niamh was born.
and then followed baby Eilidh.
A happy family,
full of love,
A future bright and ever possible.
And then that changed:
the future was no longer quite as clear.
Life had changed beyond their comprehension.
What happened to bring about such a change?
On Thursday 27th May 2010 Eilidh, at 16 months old, after months of worry, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grade 2. A diagnosis which changed our family's perceived future and robbed us of hope. A diagnosis which means that Eilidh will be wheelchair dependent.
So the idea of Whizzy Wheels for Eilidh came to being and, in time, the realisation of the cost of Eilidh's independence and mobility became apparent... The Whizzy Wheel Fund was born as a result of this - a Fund to raise money to enable and empower Eilidh to be the best that she can be and to give us hope. Hope for Eilidh's future...