Lightweight folding wheelchair with a pop-up footplate, as opposed to two-foot individual rests. Solid inset TiLite wheels, 5” caster wheels and medium height backrest.
Source of Wheelchair:
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTs)
Living with POTS means I can still walk, but things like grocery shopping or outings to the mall leave me exhausted and more prone to a flare in symptoms. But when using my chair, I can do so much more without having to worry about physical consequences. I’m able to take my dog on walks and go on spontaneous shopping trips, all without having to plan ahead. Best of all, I now have the option to safely move around my house during a flare, as opposed to crawling everywhere. Just recently I was able to go to Fredericksburg with my family, something I would never have been able to do without my chair, as I wouldn’t have had the strength to mobilise for such a long time.
The only downside is that the frame is too wide and the backrest is very slack, so it doesn’t offer the best support. But I don’t know if that’s a result of a mismeasurement, or it is related to this particular model. Either way, this is a minor inconvenience as I love my wheelchair so SO much.