A PHOTOGRAPHER from Aberystwyth has started a crowd funding appeal for an electric wheelchair, stating that she wants to continue her dream of working in photography.
Rose Voon, who specialises in photographing storms, sunrises, sunsets, moon and stars wrote on social media, saying: “Please help me raise funds to get an electric wheelchair as I am struggling so much with manual one.
“Every push hurts my inflamed tummy.
“I’m on one toffee nutritional drink a day, and can’t walk the neurologist said there is no cure, for that and my speech, and fibromyalgia makes it harder too.
“Thank you for any donations.
“I want to continue my dream of being a photographer.”
She added: “I was told on March 24 that I would no longer be able to walk and there is no cure.
“I also have speech problems.
“Please help me raise money for an electric wheelchair, any donation would be appreciated.”
Rose suffers from fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), which is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
The NHS says that the exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but it’s thought to be related to abnormal levels of certain chemicals in the brain and changes in the way the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord and nerves) processes pain messages carried around the body.
It’s also suggested that some people are more likely to develop fibromyalgia because of genes inherited from their parents.
In many cases, the condition appears to be triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event.
Anyone can develop fibromyalgia, although it affects around 7 times as many women as men.
The condition typically develops between the ages of 30 and 50, but can occur in people of any age, including children and the elderly.
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