I’ll be honest – I didn’t think a powered wheelchair would make that big of a difference in someone’s life.
I was wrong.
I found out how wrong I was when I read about Tiffany (pictured above):
Tiffany is 35 years old and three feet tall. She has a condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta type 3, or brittle bone disease.
of OI, Tiffany can’t walk and her bones break very easily. She was born
with broken bones, and has broken bones over 200 times since then. She
has had surgeries to put rods in both of her legs and a spinal
fusion. She has never let OI slow her down, though! She is one of the
most outgoing people I’ve ever known, and she has always done anything
she can to help a friend in need. She is a single mom to Jasmyn, who is
8-years-old and just as spirited as her mother! Jasmyn has learned to
help Tiffany with everyday tasks that most of us take for granted.
Tiffany has always found a way to do anything, but it warms my heart to
see Jas help with things like getting Tiffany’s wheelchair into their
Tiffany has a manual
wheelchair, which works best for going out in public, as it’s easy to
get in their van that does not have a wheelchair lift. However, power
wheelchairs are really best for her because they help her to reach
higher surfaces like countertops, the sink, the stove, and the washing
machine. When Tiffany breaks an arm, finger, or dislocates a shoulder,
she can’t push herself in her manual wheelchair. A power chair is vital
to her day-to-day life. Unfortunately, hers has broken and she has
exhausted all avenues of getting a new one through insurance.
After reading about this, I decided to kick in some money to help Tiffany get a powered wheelchair. Not only did I do that, but I decided to put some of my own eBooks up as rewards to help encourage folks to do the same.
If you contribute $5 or more, you’ll get DRM free copies of my flash fiction collections Pencils Made This Scar and Bought Love is a Salaried Position and my short story collection Kicking The Habit. That’s almost half off the normal price of those digital books.
They’ll come to you in PDF, ePub, and Kindle formats, so you should have no problem reading them no matter what technology you have. (And I’ll include a guide to help you read them as well.)
If you’d like to help – or if you just want the eBooks at this discounted rate – head over to http://bit.ly/tiffanyschair right away – this only lasts while the campaign does!