Lincolne Innis. Photo: Natalie RobertsREADY Fund Go is harnessing the power of crowd-funding and needs your help to buy a car for former Kellyville High School student Lincolne Innis.
January 31 will make three years since the energetic 22-year-old went to the beach with friends, dived into Hawkes Nest surf and hit a sandbank.
He broke two vertebrae and is now a quadriplegic.
Ready Fund Go is crowd-funding to buy Lincolne his very own ‘‘Linc-mobile’’.
They need $45,000 for a car and another $45,000 to modify it to fit Lincolne’s needs.
Lincolne said it would go a long way to helping him become more independent.
‘‘I do have a car which I can be driven in, but it’s quite old and can only be driven by a manual driver,’’ he said.
‘‘A lot of my friends that are closer to me don’t actually have a manual [driver’s] licence.
‘‘Also, only the manual wheelchair can fit into it.’’
Remember going to the beach and coming home sunburnt? Lincolne went to the beach and came home 12 months later – in a wheelchair.The eldest of six children, Lincolne spent a month at the Royal North Shore Hospital after his accident before being transferred to Ryde Rehabilitation Facility where he spent hours a day undergoing intensive occupational and physiotherapy.
He’s been on an incredible journey and as time progresses he is being more adventurous.
‘‘Instead of being cooped up at home I’m trying to get out more, whether it be going out to the shops, social gatherings, personal hobbies or going to the beach and the city.’’
He is also thinking about study.
He thanked Ready Fund Go manager Brenda Stephens for all her help.
The campaign ends on Christmas Eve.
■ Donations to help Lincolne Innis get more mobile:http://igncreate3.readyfundgo南京夜网/projects/lincolnes-freedom-road/
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