Success Stories: Hear how FTCT has helped Thomas, 10 yrs and Sam…
Thomas,10yrs, lives at home with his parents and sister. Since he was one year old, Thomas has suffered from a complicated mix of health issues including epilepsy. Family time is precious both for Thomas and his parents, with weekends often spent on family bike rides and days out in the local park.
It’s not safe for Thomas to ride an ordinary bike, incase he suffers from a seizure while in motion. With the aid of a specially adapted trike, Thomas would be able to join his family in their favourite hobby. Specialist equipment such as this, is often costly and not available on the NHS.
After seeing an FTCT poster on her staff noticeboard, Thomas’ mum Sam, an employee at Debenhams, called FTCT to see if we could help. FTCT was able to issue a grant to part fund the purchase of a trike for Thomas, who is now leader of the pack on the family’s weekend adventures.
“The difference the grant has made to our family is far more than just financial. It has given us peace of mind, knowing that we can continue our family bike rides, knowing that Thomas is safe.” Sam, mum of Thomas.