Every year we give out hundreds of pieces of technology through our individual application process. The people we help feel lonely for a range of reasons. Many have poor physical or mental health, which makes leaving their homes difficult. In this post, we share the story of one of our beneficiaries, who received a tablet computer from us in September.
This is a photograph of Shelley showcasing her brand new Amazon Fire tablet. We all know that feeling of excitement when we unwrap a present. The technology geeks amongst you will know that our excitement is magnified when starting to use a new device. For people who spend most of the day by themselves, opening an Amazon Fire is so much more than opening a piece of tech, but a window onto the world.
4 years ago, Shelley had a car accident, which left her with significant brain injury and the loss of sight in one of her eyes. Tragically, she lost her daughter in the car accident and her marriage subsequently broke down. Shelley’s life changed entirely, losing her previous support systems and facing life with new and significant health conditions.
Hazel, who referred Shelley to us, told us how she had seen an immediate change in Shelley since using her tablet:
She was extremely pleased and excited at the prospect of being able to do so many things. I can’t tell you how pleased she was. She was so excited to get up today and get her Internet sorted, which means a lot.
If you know someone who could benefit from a tablet computer, radio, or television, then please take a look at our apply for help page, where you can find links to our application form and guidance notes.
We can’t continue our work giving technology to people like Shelley without the generosity of our supporters. Any donation, big or small, allows us to help those who reach out for help when they are at their lowest.
Please consider giving a one-off, or regular donation at the following link: www.wavelength.org.uk/donate. Thank you.