£6,000 To Help Independence
WPH ALLOWS NUNEATON MAN KEVIN TO MAINTAIN HIS INDEPENDENCE
A Nuneaton man was awarded over £6,000 to help him maintain his independence in his battle against a progressive muscle-wasting disease.
The 37-year-old had been able to feed himself but recently needed the help of a carer as the disease had a greater effect on his arms and hands.
The donation bought a robotic Neater Eater – a fully adjustable, manually controlled device which allows Kevin to continue feeding himself at mealtimes.
It has a number of attachments, including a robotic arm, to which cutlery can be attached. Thereby allowing him to maintain his independence and social interaction with family and friends.
Kevin said: “Meal times had been increasingly more difficult. I was at the stage where I would have had to have relied on someone else feeding me.
“ I am more comfortable at meal times, as I don’t have to keep leaning forward to eat my food, which gave me indigestion, and it means when I want to I will be able to eat out socially.”