In 2014 the Moore Foundation was able to make a unique donation to 14 year old Ethan Wright who lives in Tottington, Bury.
When Ethan was a toddler he was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and as a result is now confined to a wheelchair. Ethan and his family live in a modest semi-detached bungalow, which is slowly being adapted to meet his needs, but for a while now it has meant that out of school he has been staying mainly in his room, on his bed, as the only hoist they had was there in situ to take him to the bathroom.
Sadly Ethan lost the strength to turn the key to his home, which meant that he had lost even more independence and someone had to be there to meet him from school.
His family do everything they can to support him and ensure he is safe and protected, however his limited movement was restricting the family especially during weekends and holiday time.
To improve Ethan’s quality of life, as well as that of his family, the Moore Foundation donated a mobile hoist to him which gives him some much deserved freedom, flexibility for the family and the opportunity to enjoy family days out and holidays. This small piece of equipment is now making such a difference to a wonderful family.