The dream of representing our Paralympic team
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The dream of representing our Paralympic team

I need your help in realising my dream of acquiring a hand bike and fitted wheelchair, i.e. a bicycle that you pedal with your arms, costing around 7000€.

  • 6535

    raised

    131% of 5 000€

    154 backers

  • 14/12/2016

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    This project has been successfully funded

I need your help in realising my dream of acquiring a hand bike and fitted wheelchair, i.e. a bicycle that you pedal with your arms, costing around 7000€.

The objective of this campaign is to raise 5000€ in order to acquire a handbike, i.e. a bicycle that you pedal with your arms, costing around 7000€, in order for me to fulfil my dream of becoming a Paralympic athlete, since by relying solely on my disability benefit, I am currently unable to do so.

This bike will allow me to exercise regularly outdoor, something that I haven’t been able to do for the last 4 years.

At the moment I own o static handbike that I use to exercise at home, something that I do on a daily basis. With the handbike and fitted wheelchair I would be able to exercise outside, something that would help me not only on a physical but also on a psychological level.

My main goal is to exercise daily with the handbike in order to improve my physical condition get closer to achieving my goal of becoming a Paralympic athlete. I kindly ask for your help from the bottom of my heart.

handbike

 

About the author

My name is Nuno de Carvalho-Mata and I am 30 years old and until very recently I was a young student with a pretty regular life!

However, in a fraction of a second your life can drastically change, radically changing the course of your life. In a bullfight televised by RTP on the 30th of August of 2012 in Campo-Pequeno (Lisbon) everything changed!

By performing the traditional “pega” on the 5th bull I became tetraplegic. While this could have easily been the end, it was only the beginning, and with the help of my super-girlfriend I have been able to achieve everything I have set out to achieve. My strength comes from her.

Since I became disabled I have done skydiving, surfed, created an association and founded a clothing brand. I am playful, positive, interested and, thankfully, I have a lot of good friends.

Currently I am working with my university on an ambitious sports project, writing a book and I wish to become a Paralympic athlete.

My objective is to acquire a handbike (bicycle that you pedal with your arms) and a fitted chair so that I can immediately set out on this new quest to achieve my dream of becoming a Paralympic athlete.

At the moment I exercise at home with a static handbike and I lift weights. However, with this new equipment I would be able to workout outside, something that would improve my performance both physically and psychologically.

Budget and due dates

 Link for the Attitude handbike catalogue:http://www.sunrisedice.com/asset-bank/assetfile/28563.pdf

List of prices: http://www.sunrisedice.com/asset-bank/assetfile/28664.pdf

Suggested wheelchair that is compatible with Attitude: Argon2

Argon2 catalogue: http://www.sunrisedice.com/asset-bank/assetfile/23183.pdf

Argon2 list of prices: http://www.sunrisedice.com/asset-bank/assetfile/23247.pdf

Attitude híbrida: 4.938,85€

Options for tetraplegics:

a) Hand supports: 139,05€ ou

b) Arm supports: 149,35€

Argon2 wheelchair: 1.961,45€

Add 6% VAT

My objective is to buy this handbike as soon as I have the financing to do so.

For me to achieve my dreams, I need 7000€, however, I am here to ask only for the minimum for me to be able to see this dream come true, which are 5000€

If 1000 people help, that would come to 5 euros per person.
Of the 5000€ that I ask in the crowdfund, 307.5€ are for the PPL commission.

5000x5%=250

250 ×23%VAT =57.5

250 + 57.5 = 307.5

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    represent the Paralympic team

    I would like to thank everyone in a video via facebook of me riding the handbike. Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart.

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    Warrior Sticker and autograph,

    Meet and greet the person with a photo, a sticker of my clothing brand and an autograph.

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Mon, 25/05/2020 - 20:59

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 11:48

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

14/12/2016

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

18/10/2016

154 members of the PPL community
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  • 128
    new backers

  • 26
    recurrent backers

  • 59
    anonymous backers

Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Manuela Lopes

    14/12/2016 - 17:16

    Parabéns pela FORÇA e CORAGEM!

  • Joana Ferro Tomaz

    14/12/2016 - 16:29

    O Centro Hípico de Portalegre sensibilizou os alunos a participar nesta grande causa. Esperamos que consiga concretizar o seu sonho!!

  • Anonymous

    14/12/2016 - 10:36

  • Anonymous

    13/12/2016 - 13:35

  • José Guilherme Santos

    11/12/2016 - 23:25

  • Anonymous

    09/12/2016 - 11:27

  • Rodrigo Desidério

    08/12/2016 - 22:57

    Força Nuno, que nos representes bem equipado! :)

  • Joao A. Morais

    08/12/2016 - 15:20

  • Anonymous

    07/12/2016 - 14:54

    Boa sorte com o projecto!!!

  • Anonymous

    07/12/2016 - 12:30

  • Anonymous

    05/12/2016 - 11:35

    Desejo te toda a sorte do mundo! Bem mereces!

  • Anonymous

    02/12/2016 - 18:20

  • Anonymous

    02/12/2016 - 16:28

  • Gonçalo Eloy

    02/12/2016 - 12:03

  • Anonymous

    02/12/2016 - 11:40

    FORÇA NUNO!!! COM A VONTADE E O ESFORÇO QUE TENS DEMONSTRADO, COM CERTEZA QUE TE VAMOS VER EM TOKIO 2020

  • Anonymous

    30/11/2016 - 17:40

  • Mobilidade Verde

    30/11/2016 - 16:00

    Nuno a Mobilidade Verde está contigo. Gostamos de pessoas inspiradoras e tu és uma!

  • Anonymous

    30/11/2016 - 11:24

  • Maria do Rosário Empis

    30/11/2016 - 10:39

  • Ivo Carvalho

    30/11/2016 - 00:13