Real Life Stories

Bernie's B500 story

One Thursday in May a man called Bernie Green left his house and his life changed. The day was significant for him for two reasons. Firstly because he hadn’t left his house independently in a couple of years and secondly, because in doing so he was able to cast a vote in the 2015 General Election

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Mishael's Aquos cushion story

Highly experienced physiotherapist finally discovers the ‘perfect’ wheelchair cushion, after 20 years of treating wheelchair patients

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Lena's MND Powered Neuro Wheelchair

Lena was 43 years old when she was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Working as a Human Resources Director in London, she first noticed her foot dropping whilst walking. She carried on working as her condition deteriorated, undergoing numerous tests before her diagnosis in late 2011 – seven months after her initial foot drop started.

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Chloe Couture, Kimba Cross

Having a disabled daughter has taught Stephan Couture that life is too short not to try. With this mentality he and his daughter have travelled the country, with the help of an off-road wheelchair and ‘can do’ attitude.

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David McConnell, Custom Seating

Bespoke wheelchair seating transforms life of severely disabled boy David, 26, who was born with Ohtahara Syndrome, a rare condition characterised by seizures and severe disability.

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David Thompson - Paragolfer

Innovative golf buggy gives disabled golfer his swing back

MS sufferer David Thompson regains his confidence on the golf course and claims victory at the Golf Trust Disabled Open tournament thanks to the Paragolfer from Ottobock.

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Paula Moulton - Ventus

You may recognise Paula Moulton as one half of Strictly Wheels, a wheelchair dancing couple, who compete for Team GB at IPC Level, or from her appearance on Britain’s Got Talent – where they went on to become semi-finalists. Paula has started using an Ottobock Ventus wheelchair as her daily use chair, which has been designed to keep up with her active lifestyle.

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