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.
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.
250 ×23%VAT =57.5
250 + 57.5 = 307.5