“It did exactly what I wanted it to! The big difference is my ability to get around the urban areas without keeling over. I’m getting into downtown Chicago more than I used to.”
"I like nature. It was very frustrating that I could not get out. When I got my chair it was amazing, I got back my Freedom. You can get out and do it! One trick in photography is making sure you are steady, with the wheelchair I can lock it up and I have my steadying post right there. It gives me the Freedom to go out there. "
"It’s priceless to me. I can’t drive, and just to have that little extra sense of speed seems to make some type of difference. I don’t feel 'disabled' in it. I feel enabled. I do feel empowered . . . Things I would put off, now that I’m in my chair, I’m OK. It’s like a modern day chariot. I get tons of compliments on it from the bus driver to people on the street.
"Being able to move and be active outdoors with the people I love! It's an amazing tool that has allowed me to do more of the things that I would normally miss out on because of my intense chronic pain that is made worse by walking. It's so life giving to have some independence and freedom to explore outdoors in my chair!"