Mom appeals to tweeps to help her disabled son get a wheelchair

Mom appeals to tweeps to help her disabled son get a wheelchair

- Annestacia's son has cerebral palsy

- He needs a special wheelchair that costs about R15,000 to R40,000

- She took to Twitter to appeal for help

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A desperate mom has turned to Twitter for help in getting her son, who has cerebral palsy, a special wheelchair.

In a recent post, Annestacia, from the East Rand in Johannesburg, said her son is unable to walk, crawl, or sit. He also still uses nappies and is constantly in and out of hospital.

In addition, the 10-year-old boy has fits sometimes. He needs the wheelchair as soon as possible because he's getting taller and heavier.

Annestacia added that measurements for her son's wheelchair need to be taken. Briefly.co.za learned that the device costs between R15,000 and R40,000.

She accompanied her appeal with a photo of her son as well as a screenshot of an occupational therapist's recommendation.

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In another tweet, Annestacia shared a picture of herself and her son.

Twitter users have retweeted Annestacia's appeal more than 6,400 times in a bid spread awareness about her situation.

Some offered to help while others offered advice. See some of their reactions below.

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Some also shared their own experiences with disabled children.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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