Real Life Stories
Chris Rattenbury's Ventus story
Chris went on to take up powerlifting and stuck with it up until 2014. Chris sustained a back injury and went to hospital to get checked which highlighted other issues. “I did continue with training but it was painful and I eventually threw in the towel,” remembers Chris.
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.
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.
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.
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.