A 10-year-old boy from Northampton with a rare life-threatening condition has received a new powered wheelchair thanks to local fund-raising.
Lewis Herbert has been given a specialist Mustang powered wheelchair worth £9,400 which was jointly funded by Caudwell Children and Action For Kids.
Lewis has a condition called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, which causes him to have hundreds of different seizures every day and means he requires round-the-clock care. Sadly, despite trying more than 15 different forms of medication, nothing has been able to control his seizures.
Mum, Lexi, says Lewis’ new chair will give their family a “new lease of life” by enabling them to enjoy family time away from their home, something they have not been able to do.
The specialist powered chair has an oxygen carrier, tilt and recline function as well as allowing Lewis to be raised and lowered whenever needed. Because equipment like this is not available on the NHS, Caudwell Children and Action For Kids are lifelines for families caring for a disabled child.
Dad, Gary, said: “We cannot put into words how much Caudwell Children and Action For Kids support means to us.”
To find out more, visit www.caudwellchildren.com or www.actionforkids.org