Acorn Stairlifts stepped in to help 72, year old Emily Blinks, after they found out she was having to crawl up and down her stairs due to a failed knee operation.

Acorn heard about Emily’s plight from their long-term partnership with Marie Curie. She was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2002 and it had got to the point where she tried to avoid going upstairs of her home and could only really attempt to go up the stairs with the assistance of her husband Michael.

We take our hats off to Acorn, because not only did they donate a stairlift to Emily, but they also installed it for her, all free of charge.

Emily Said; “Before the stairlift was fitted I had to face unendurable pain to climb the stairs – and then take one step at a time to get down. Michael would have the exhausting task of helping me up the stairs before he left the house – meaning we always had to plan and think ahead. It was so restricting and took away much of our freedom.”

Nick Wilson, who is the operations director at Acorn Stairlifts, said the company was delighted to help. Stories like Emily’s are the exact reason we partnered with Marie Curie. We aim to change lives by installing 60 stairlifts a year for patients. We’re so pleased to be supporting the transformative work already undertaken by Marie Curie through our pioneering partnership.”