Mobility Success Stories

Joshua receives new wheelchair to continue his pursuit to Team GB

Stockton-on-Tees teenager, Joshua Holforth (19) receives new sports wheelchair to continue his dream of Team GB wheelchair basketball.

Three photos of Harry in his chair

Harry’s new powered wheelchair

A picture is worth a thousand words: Harry was so excited to get his new powerchair!

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Advocacy and mobility: Sam’s story

Our Mobility Services Team helped 22-year-old Sam obtain the funds he needed for a new powerchair, by advocating on his behalf as well as providing funding.

little girl on pink adapted trike

Pink trike for chatty Matilda

Matilda is a chatty 4-year-old from Surrey. She is active, sociable and loves spending time with her older brother and friends.

Young woman with red hair in the AFK garden

Celebrating 25 Years of Changing Lives

To mark the occasion here are four of our favourite stories from our mobility equipment programme.

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Aaron gives his new trike two thumbs up!

Aaron is a 2-year-old boy from Liverpool. He likes watching Mr Tumble, singing nursery rhymes, communicating using Makaton signs and reading books.

Child on his trike

Felix’s new smart trike!

Felix is an active 9-year-old boy from Hampshire. He is very sociable and enjoys being outdoors, playing with his siblings and friends, and getting involved with sport.

Teenager riding around in their trike

New trike for Matthew

Matthew is a 20 years old and from Manchester. He enjoys bowling, going out with his PA (personal assistant) and spending time with his family and friends.

The Light Fund

Matthew takes to the park!

Five year old Matthew has recently received his new mobility trike thanks to a generous donation from The Light Fund.

A young disabled girl in smiling in her powered wheelchair

A message from Julia, Mobility & Advocacy Manager at my AFK

Our Advocacy & Mobility Services Manager Julia shares her thoughts.

Child riding around in their trike

Harry thinks his new trike is awesome!

Harry is a lovely 10-year-old boy from North Yorkshire. He has merosin negative muscular dystrophy and is unable to walk or stand unaided but really enjoys riding a mobility trike in the park.

Child riding around in their trike

Alex’s first trike

Alex is a 4-year-old boy from Kent. He goes to nursery, likes playing with other children, and especially loves to be with his parents and older brother. He enjoys swimming and likes Thomas the Tank Engine.

Child in specialised wheelchair

Hannah’s new Powerpack

Hannah is a bright 13-year-old from Middlesex. She loves long walks, music and bells, is very sociable and happy and always has a smile on her face.

Child riding around in their trike

Jacks’ Fantastic Trike

Jack is 26 years old and from Gloucester. my AFK got him a trike that can be folded, enabling him to take it on family holidays in the caravan.

Person in their mobility walker

“It is brilliant to see Dylan back on his feet, independent again!”

Dylan is 18 and is in his second year at Treloar College where he has won the cookery and end of first year class prizes. He is very active and loves walking his two Labrador dogs, Bonzo and Rufus, skiing, roller coasters and running.

Girl in her trike

The Joy of Old Mobility Equipment

Heidi is from Castlefields near Liverpool and is 9 years old. She is very chatty, enjoys socialising and playing with her friends, being outdoors and going to the park.

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Wheelchair Company to Push Disabled Children in Brighton Marathon

Four members of Chunc wheelchair manufacturers are pushing two disabled children in their wheelchairs at Brighton Marathon to raise money for myAFK.

Dan

Dan’s life with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dan was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) when he was three. As Dan’s muscles got weaker and weaker, he stopped walking and when he was 12 he started using a wheelchair to get around.

Kaya in his chair

Waiting for a sunny day!

Eight-year-old Kaya from County Down loves going to school, Sunday school and youth club.

Danielle with 2 different dogs

Danielle’s New Wheels

Danielle loves her dogs. She always goes on big walks and takes her assistance dog, Stamper, to shows and competitions, as well as training her collie, Cava.

Adam sat in his chair smiling

Freedom for Adam

Adam loves computer games, films, going to the cinema and volunteering at his local hospital but Adam desperately needed a new wheelchair to be able to do the things he loved.

Abi on her pink bicycle

Abi loves her new pink bicycle

Four-year-old Abi from Tyne and Wear loves creating things, especially if it involves glitter! She also likes being active but above all she really wanted a bicycle.

Ash and Lorna posing for photo

Ash: “We wanted to give something back”

Read a Q&A with Ash, one of our fundraisers.

Levi & Lucas riding to school

Best School Run Ever!

Twin brothers Levi and Lucas absolutely love riding to school on their special bikes.

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Hamid loves his new chair!

16 year old Hamid has recently received his new powered wheelchair thanks to the generous and committed folks at GamesAid, the games industry charity.

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