Client news: Daisy launches wheelchair campaign
Posted by: Alistair Clay | 23.04.15

An inspiring four-year-old girl has launched a campaign to get more youngsters like her on the move with a Wizzybug, a fun powered wheelchair specifically designed for children with limited mobility.

Many disabled children up to the age of five don’t have access to powered wheelchairs because of limited NHS funding, but Daisy, who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, wants to tell other children and their families that there is a chair out there for them, available for free through the charity Designability.

We spent time with Daisy, her family and her Wizzybug to find out about the impact ‘Wizzy’ has had on their lives and to help Daisy spread the word of her campaign.

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Daisy said: “I had so much fun with my Wizzy. I’d love other children like me to have one too.”

Daisy’s mother, Liz Holt said: “The Wizzybug has basically been Daisy’s own set of legs. It’s allowed Daisy to experience life and the things most of us take for granted, such as playing with other children on their bikes or playing with the cat.

“The Wizzybug has meant that we can go on family holidays and spend quality time together. Daisy was able to play by the seaside and we have so many wonderful memories.”

Wizzybugs are available free to children across the UK and to date 185 children have benefited from the powered wheelchair through the charity’s loan scheme.

Daisy will be appearing on ITV West Country over the next few days so be sure to stay tuned so you don’t miss her whizzing around as she promotes her campaign.