Zoe Jennings

Whangarei resident and triplet Zoe Jennings, was granted $17,240.80 to purchase a self-propelling wheelchair to help her with postural autonomic tachycardia syndrome, a type of dysautonomia.

Zoe’s symptoms affect her breathing, ability to stand upright, control of body temperature and digestion, yet she is determined to live her life like any other able-bodied person.

Thanks to the Mazda Foundation the wheelchair will give Jennings back her independence allowing her to go to university and pursue her passion for music. She’ll also be able to enjoy the little things like heading down to the local beach and cafés without her mother pushing her – something any teenager would appreciate.