Health care colleagues give Dronfield mum '˜life changing' support
An inspirational Dronfield mum battling serious illness is to get a '˜life-changing' wheelchair thanks to her caring colleagues.
Mother-of-two Sue Whitfield, 31, has been diagnosed with a disease of the nervous system as well as chronic leukaemia.
In response, her colleagues at the DHU 111 service in Chesterfield have raised a thousand pounds to provide her with a specialist wheelchair.
She said: “I have been blown away by the support that my colleagues have shown me even though I have been unable to be at work.
“It is really touching. My family is extremely lucky to be part of such a caring company.
“The new wheelchair will allow me to be the best person I can be.”
Sue’s colleagues have reached their target of a thousand pounds after taking part in a variety of fundraising events, including cake sales, raffles and from a 5km inflatable obstacle competition.
They are also hoping to add to the total in the future to fund ongoing maintenance of the wheelchair.
Friend and colleague, Cara Brazier, said: “Sue is the most positive person I know despite all she is going through.
“Her drive and enthusiasm for life is inspirational, she has been so positive throughout all the time I have known her. She inspires me.
“As a team, we thought we would give a little something back to her, which would mean as much to her as she does to us.”