A severely disabled young Skegness man is appealing for help buying mobility equipment to improve his quality of life and get him walking again.
Steven Huckle, who suffers from osteoporosis, muscular dystrophy and brittle bone syndrome, broke his back in a fall last year and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.
Steven and his family, together with Skegness Hospital Watch’s Geoff Poulter, are appealing for donations so they can buy a standing wheelchair, which will enable him to be more active and could help him to walk again.
He said: “The first six months after my accident were absolute hell - I just want to get up and walk again and go where I want to go.
“With a standing wheelchair I will be able to fetch stuff and enjoy an evening out, they’ve even said there’s a 30 per cent chance I could walk again,” he added.
The new equipment is unavailable through the NHS and costs £7,500 which Steven’s parents can’t afford alone.
They desperately want to see their son walk again and have appealed to the generous people of Skegness to help with donations, fundraising or by leaving a collection box in their business.
Steven has been receiving treatment at Skegness Hospital and the Northern General in Sheffield, who he has thanked for their assistance so far but needs the wheelchair to progress further.
If you can help contact Eric Huckle on 01754 767379 or Geoff Poulter on 01754 876897.