A typical week for me is filled with going to work, meetings in the community with disability groups and spending time with family and friends. I wouldn’t be able to have an active lifestyle if it weren’t for my wheelchair.
My Permobil wheelchair is custom fitted for me so that I can sit comfortably for long periods of time. It has tilt and recline seat functions that allow me to take pressure off of my legs and hips to prevent pressure sores. I also have a seat elevation feature that raises up about eight inches. I can elevate the chair to be at eye level folks who are standing and reach items in tall kitchen cabinets.
While my chair doesn’t define who I am, it allows me to achieve my goals and dreams. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that complex wheelchairs will receive funding cuts by Medicare. Other insurance companies usually follow Medicare’s lead, which will jeopardize people with significant disabilities.
To prevent these cuts from happening, please sign the petition on the White House website. We need 100,000 signatures, so please share this post with all of your family and friends.
With your support, people like me can continue living as actively and independently as possible. Thank you.