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Help Michael Obtain a Better Quality of Life

Michael is working with Chive Charities who purchased him an Action Trackchair ST so he can increase his quality of life.  With this new all-terrain wheelchair, Michael will be able to get out of the house and participate in life with his family instead of hearing about it when they come home.  Michael has the rare disease, Mollaret’s meningitis (aka recurrent aseptic meningitis), which causes him to get viral meningitis recurrently.  He has had this disease for almost 20 years and it has severly impacted his life.

Michael has a lot of neurological symptoms that the medical world is having trouble explaining.  Some of the more severe symptoms he experiences are:

  • Temporary paralysis
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Seizures (non-epileptic)
  • Post exertional malaise (a worsening of symptoms as a result of physical or mental exertion)
  • Dystonia
  • Syncope (fainting)
  • Traumatic brain injury | concussion (numerous since age one and continuing due to syncope)
  • Headaches
  • Heat/Cold intolerance
  • Exercise intolerance (exercise causes seizures, paralysis, and syncope)
  • Orthostatic intolerance (development of symptoms when standing upright which are relieved when reclining)
  • Light sensitivity
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Losing thought mid sentence
  • Difficulty with word finding
  • Dizziness

Due to this, Michael has a hard time getting out of the house in a safe way.  This new trackchair will allow him to get out of the house safely and experience life with his family instead of having to sit on the sidelines.

Make a Donation to Help Michael Get a Trailer for His New Wheelchair

Your donation will help Michael purchase a hitch for their minivan, and a utility trailer to transport the wheelchair.  Their goal amount is $1000.  This amount will cover the installation of the hitch, accessories, trailer and licensing.  The expected delivery date is late March to early April as they make each chair specifically for every person.

Help Michael Transport his Trackchair

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

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