Help Stratford multiple sclerosis sufferer get back to independence

PUBLISHED: 16:01 18 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:31 18 October 2016

Sienna Patra at her graduation ceremony in 2013

Sienna Patra at her graduation ceremony in 2013

Sienna Patra

A crowdfunding page has been set up to help a law graduate left “isolated” by multiple sclerosis (MS) buy a mobility scooter.

Sienna is unable to take her dog Clover for walks to the park at present because of her condition Sienna is unable to take her dog Clover for walks to the park at present because of her condition

Sienna Ahmed, 29, says she hasn’t left her Stratford home “socially” in two years after developing secondary progressive MS in 2013.

The budding barrister is set to miss her best friend’s wedding this weekend as she is unable to walk more than 200 steps on crutches.

Sienna said: “We have been talking about this since we first met and how amazing it is going to be. I missed her hen night too.”

Now, a gofundme page has been set up by Sienna’s friend Abiola John to raise £6,000 for a mobility scooter and new front path in order to help the “go-getter” regain her independence.

Sienna, who claims her ex-husband walked out on her once she started using crutches, said the equipment would enable her to walk her dog Clover and go to church.

“I want to go back to normal and be able to meet all the people I used to see,” she said. “It is so lonely at the moment.”

The part-time administration office worker currently has to pay £7 for every taxi journey she takes to and from work, despite only earning £7.75 per hour.

Bangladeshi-born and US raised Sienna is ineligible for funding support as a non-UK citizen, despite having lived in the country for the last nine years.

If you would like to support Sienna by making a donation, visit


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 16:01

Pupils, teachers and parents gathered in the playground of Brampton Primary School to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing.

Yesterday, 14:22

Forest Gate Community School is set to expand to cater for an additional 300 pupils.

Forest Gate Community School
Yesterday, 12:17

Sir Robin Wales has urged the Newham community to “stay calm and be vigilant” as it “stands united with the people of Manchester” following Monday’s terror attack.

Yesterday, 10:39

The Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line will be closed for eight weekends as electrification work continues.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now