52 Lives

#38 Sophie

Request: Funds towards wheelchair

December 2019

Today, we're doing something kind for a young woman called Sophie. She has defied medical odds, devoted herself to helping others and is now in need of some help herself.

Sophie has a form of diabetes which was uncontrollable with conventional medications. She has had years of surgeries, including a pancreatic transplant. Sadly, she will never be fully well, but she continues to inspire people every day.

Despite everything, Sophie has managed to study independently and gain a degree, and has also thrown herself into charity work. She was made an ambassador for the Rays of Sunshine charity where she helps to grant wishes, and she has been involved with Diabetes UK, JDRF, Kidney Wales, British Transplant Games and Pyjama Fairies (after teaching herself to sew!) This amazing woman has made a huge contribution to so many lives, and now she is in need of some help.

Sophie is dependent on a wheelchair and she has seizures, which makes it very difficult for her to manage independently. Her current NHS wheelchair it is not suitable for her needs. It’s too small, doesn’t provide the right head support and causes her to be in almost constant pain. Her family have been fundraising to try to buy her the wheelchair she needs but it is hugely expensive . We’d like to help.

With funds raised by Gala Bingo, we’re so happy to be donating towards the new wheelchair Sophie desperately needs. We wish her and her family a very happy Christmas.