New RED wheelchair – When my Mum & Brother came over from Australia for a visit, they wheeled me out and about to look round the village they live in some 27 years ago, my brother pushed me but commented on how difficult the wheelchair was to push around, it’s an NHS wheelchair which is a “one fits all” chair, however me being tall and larger than your average bear… I don’t fit comfortably into the standard chair. Even though the service is excellent, I really needed a chair that is made for my personal needs and that would cost a great deal which we couldnt afford so have to make do with what I have been given.
Unbeknown to me my Mum had wanted to buy me something that would be useful to me and make my day-to-day life a little easier.
My brother suggest that when we got back to the house and look on line to see if there was a dealer in the area that we could talk to about my needs. Well! no sooner had we got home than we were off in the car to a near by mobility shop where we met Paul the owner, he was a delight and spoke with great knowledge about the type of wheelchair he thought would best suit my needs.
Much to my surprise my mum said she would pay for whatever he thought would be suitable and the chair he suggested was about £1000 the chair was perfect and the vision of having my very own custom made chair was a fairly tales dream that i never thought possible. But mum said ” Just order the chair and send me the bill”, and if you need a deposit I will pay. I couldn’t believe my ears and was a little worried that it was going to be so expensive but no sooner had I gone out for a ride in the village with my Mum & Brother than I had a custom wheelchair ordered and the process of building my very own wheel chair was underway.
Paul said he would contact the supplier and get them to send the chair he suggested, he would then bring it out to me and take notes of the lenght of seat and the lenght of foot plates, height of handles, position of wheels, length of backrest ect ect, and that would then go back to the supply where a chair would be custom made in the colour I wanted and particular type of wheelchair, It all happened so quickly… i was so excited and one week later Paul came out with a sample chair to get all the relivant measurements. An email was sent to my Mum for a deposit, but Mum being Mum paid the whole amount she did not want anything to delay the special gift she so wanted me to have. With measurements in hand my chair was ordered, the lead time was 2-3 weeks, and i couldn’t wait, we also had extra brakes put on the back so when my husband wheels me around he can control the brakes….
Its here my lovely red wheelchair…Paul arrived from the company I brought it from delivered and set it up, lowered foot rests, raised arm rests and straighted back rest, it’s so easy to maneuver I was even able to propel myself in the lounge on carpet, and my husband was pleased as the handles. had been extended as requested and extra brakes were added so he could control the chair when he wheels me. The red is so me, the first time I go out in it I will have to wear my high heeled red shoes and paint my nails red to match.
I am so pleased with the company that has been so professional and helpful I will recommend them to anyone in Essex who want an excellent products and top quality service. The company name is Easy Mobility Services
email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.easymobilityservices.co.uk if you do contact them just mention me the women with the red wheelchair , they are also helping with a quote for an electric bed, this quote is now with my local MS Society to see if funding is available, keep your fingers crossed for me. I’ll let you know what happens.
This morning I christened my new RED wheelchair “ZIPPY” I thought this name was particularly appropriate because I intent to zipp around from A to B, hopefully safety and of course in absolute style thanks to my new Zippy Red Wheelchair. Of course I will be able to wear my highest heel now…
I think theses will match quite well.
Thanks so much to my Mum. I really love it. Thanks to my Brother for suggesting it and of course to Paul. I feel very lucky to have Zippy … she will make the world of difference to my life.
And a thank you for all my lovely readers for coming back and reading this post about my new red wheelchair.
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