News Article: MAN USES SOCIAL MEDIA TO FUND NEW WHEEL CHAIR
A message from Andrew Epperson
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page My name is Andrew I have spastic cerebral palsy and I am in need of a manual wheelchair. Which is not covered by my medical insurance
I know at first glance the amount im asking for can seem like a bit of a shocker but the base cost of my chair according to a representative at care medical just for the body is $4,000 this amount does not include hourly billing for labour and parts some examples include a seat belt a harness straps for my feet to stop me from kicking during spasms a headrest, Laterals (they help hold me up straight) a ROHO wheelchair seat which protects a bed sore I got during a surgery from breaking back open.
Thats a handful of the costs I can come up with its virtually impossible for me to get an itemized invoice as it has to come from care and each vendor my only point of reference is my previous chair the one shown in the photo above which was paid for through Shriners hospital for children however because im over 21 I am not eligible for services such as those any longer I guess all I can say at this point is thank you to all of you who took the time to read this and any amount helps even if you cannot donate please share my page in anyway you can
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