52 Lives

#231 Ruby

Request: Donations for Equine therapy / Gifts / Messages

This week, we’d like to do something to help a 19 year old woman from Berkshire called Ruby.

Ruby was a heathy 13 year old girl, but developed a neurological disorder that slowly caused paralysis. By the time she was 15 she had lost feeling in almost her entire body, and was only able to move her left arm.

After years of treatment, intense physio and a great deal of pain, Ruby is recovering physically. But the trauma that she’s been through has taken its toll on her mental health. Ruby has been through a period of severe depression...to the point where she tried to take her own life. When she was 18, Ruby was admitted to an NHS mental health unit and she's now staying in Supported Living accommodation (where she has a key worker and someone on site 24/7). It's a huge step for her. 

Ruby is an incredible girl with such a kind heart. She has supported her little brother and sister through serious illness and other difficult times, and she wants to be strong for her family. But she could really do with some kindness. 

What We Need

1. Donations for equine therapy: Ruby absolutely loves being around horses, and has really benefited from equine therapy in the past - but it's expensive. With your help, we would like make sure Ruby can spend time doing the things she loves. You donations will be put towards the cost of this therapy. Any funds we raise above what we need for this will be used to help Ruby in other ways. 100% of what you give will be used to help her. 

2. Gifts from a wishlist: All Ruby asked for was the therapy, but we would also love to surprise her with a few gifts. To buy a gift from the Amazon wishlist we set up, please click the link below. 

3. Messages: Kindness can make a big difference to someone's state of mind. We would love to send Ruby some kind messages to let her know she's not alone. To send a message by email please write it in the form below (your contact details will not be passed on), or you can post them to 52 Lives (Life # 231), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 8AT. 

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