Pink folding frame with easy release wheels. Bright orange spoke guards with printed flowers.
Source of Wheelchair: NHS Wheelchair Services
Diagnosis: Rare Genetic Condition with Severe Physical & Learning Disabilities
We’ve had E’s wheelchair since last year, an Invacare wheelchair. The invacare is fab for trips around town and in school. It maneuvers well, is compact, easy to fold and relatively lightweight. E does not need much postural support but she does have a lap belt for her own safety. She is unable to tell me whether it is comfortable or not, but she certainly does like to have time out of it when we are out and about so we always try to find places where there is somewhere that she can have a roll around on the floor safely. We do push the wheelchair to its extremes and after only a few months it is looking a little worse for wear. When we visited wheelchair services we explained that we like to get off the beaten track, onto beaches, through woodland and on country walks. The Invacare does struggle on this type of terrain and so we invested in a second-hand offroader. I can’t help but feel that we could do something more robust than the Invacare and a hybrid between a run around town chair and an offroader would probably suit our needs better and last longer. If there is such a hybrid though our wheelchair services don’t seem to be aware of it, so perhaps there is a gap in the market waiting to be filled. Either that or they’re not telling us… Cost maybe…