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Emily gets on her bike thanks to generous Lions donation

Emily Storer on the Berkel Bike with, lefts Lion Bernard Christy, Cleethorpes Lion President Colin Dean, Lion Reg Hunt and Caistor Lion President Martyn Kemp.  (Lin) EMN-140206-102132001

Emily Storer on the Berkel Bike with, lefts Lion Bernard Christy, Cleethorpes Lion President Colin Dean, Lion Reg Hunt and Caistor Lion President Martyn Kemp. (Lin) EMN-140206-102132001

A former Caistor Grammar student who was left paralysed from the waist down after a road accident has been given a helping hand from some of the area’s Lions groups.

Emily Storer (24) was on her way to work at Hendersons at Humberside Airport one morning back in 2011, when she swerved to avoid hitting a pheasant and crashed her car.

The result of the accident saw Emily, from Beelsby, spending five months in Pinderfields Hospital in Yorkshire with a T4 spinal injury.

The accident dramatically affected her life and she now cannot stand or walk.

But while she was at Pinderfields, Emily became aware of a Berkel Bike.

The bike is used by people with a spinal injury or those with limited mobility following a stroke etc.

It helps the user keep muscle tone in the legs and aids mobility through its special Functional Electrical Stimulation equipment.

Now, thanks to the generosity of the Caistor and District Lions and Cleethorpes Lions Club, who both donated £5,000 to the cost, Emily has been presented with her own Berkel Bike

“I sincerely thank the two Lions Clubs for their generous donations,” said Emily, who also has a specially adapted car to get to work and gives her the freedom to go about her daily life.

Caistor President Martyn Kemp spoke on behalf of all the club members when he said: “We are impressed with Emily’s optimism and attitude and feel this is a worthwhile donation to Emily.”

And Grimsby and Cleethorpes President Colin Dean was also impressed with Emily’s positive outlook.

“It is good to see the generous donations from the public have gone to such a worthy cause,” he said.

 

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