Kinjal is 15 years old. She has muscular dystrophy and severe scoliosis which means she is profoundly disabled, but intellectually unimpaired.
Kinjal is wheelchair bound and has to sit in a reclined position for most of the day as the scoliosis compromises her breathing and swallowing.
She is totally dependent on her mother for all her physical day to day needs such as bathing, eating and drinking.
Kinjal’s occupational therapist has recommended the Grid Pad Eye communication aid with MyGaze Tracking camera which will enable help her control her wheelchair, access her computer and enable her to complete her homework without the aid of her mother, who has to hold her books.
This device will make a huge improvement to the quality of Kinjal’s life and will provide her with a degree of independence and opportunity to function to the optimum level of a young person.
The cost of this high end technology is £6,000 and the money raised by Team JSF Nightrider makes up half of this.