52 Lives

#357 Kenneth

Request: Donations / Gifts from a Wishlist / Messages

This week, we’d like to help a 19 year old boy called Kenneth, who has been homeless and is at risk of having his leg amputated.

Kenneth has learning difficulties and had a very tough childhood. His parents were using drugs and one also spent some time in prison. Kenneth lived on the streets on and off during his teenage years.

A homelessness charity started helping him when he was 17 and he lived in supported accomodation for two years. They felt he was ready to live on his own and helped him to find a 1 bedroom flat a few months ago. But just after he moved in, he had an accident and was left with serious injuries to his leg. He has spent the past few months in and out of hospital having operations and is now back at home resting. He has no use of his foot and may need to have his leg amputated.

Kenneth was nominated by his homelessness support worker, who said: “The standard of furnishing in the flat is no way conducive to the level of comfort Kenneth needs, especially with his serious injuries and the need for him to constantly rest his leg."

He has no sofa, no blinds and no bedroom furniture. We’d like to help.

What We Need

1. Donations: We'll use your donations to buy him the bigger items he needs. You can donate online or by text using the details below. 100% of what you give will be used to help Kenneth.

2. Wishlist: We've set up an Amazon wishlist with some of the smaller items he needs. To buy a gift, click the link below. You will be taken to Amazon, where you can choose something from the list. It will be sent directly to Kenneth (just tick 'this is a gift' and choose the 'gift registry address' at checkout).

3. Messages: To send a kind message to Kenneth, you can write it in the form below and we'll pass it along (your contact details won't be shared) or you can post it to: 52 Lives (357), PO Box 3154, Reading, RG1 9AT.

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(if you are sending a message of support for the person we’re helping, there is no need to fill in your email address or telephone number)

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