Charis, 18 from Rugby near Coventry has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (loose muscles around all her joints) and has also recently been diagnosed with autism. Charis is a fiercely independent and motivated young woman who has a lot of physical health issues to contend with, as well as depression. Our grant paid for an active user wheelchair, and Charis commented: “I have used my chair lots already and absolutely love it! I feel much happier and more confident. I am much more willing to try new things knowing my chair can go anywhere with me”.