Powerchair footballer Adam Yuill, 19, from Newbury in Berkshire is seeking to fulfil a dream by ‘wing walking’ on an aeroplane for charity despite having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and being dependent on an Etac Balder powerchair.
Adam is a lively teenager with three older brothers and a sister who is currently studying for a Film Production and Direction Diploma at Newbury College. He currently lives with his parents Tony and Ruth who support and care for him as Adam has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a life-limiting, muscle wasting condition that severely reduces mobility. To remain mobile Adam uses a cutting edge, Scandinavian Etac Balder powerchair that was kindly donated to him three years ago by the Caudwell Children’s charity. This powerchair allows Adam to move around freely at home and college, travel in the car and achieve multiple positions for improved comfort and easier transfers. He is determined to attempt a ‘wing walk’ to raise funds for this charity to say thanks for the donation and to help fellow disabled individuals, however health and safety issues are preventing him from fulfilling his dream. Adam is desperate to hear from any aerial acrobatic company who could help him achieve his goal.
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