Michael talks to Julia Rocks (Church Lane Manager) about his long awaited new wheels..
“Hi, I’m Michael and I have cerebral palsy so I need a wheelchair to get around. For many years I have had a very old uncomfortable electric wheelchair that just didn’t have enough power. To be honest I found it very frustrating because it was basically falling to bits as I had owned it for so long. My electric chair is so important to me because it means I have the independence and freedom to go where I want without having to rely on someone pushing a manual chair. I have been waiting for a long time for a new one and finally it has arrived. I am so pleased with it, it is more comfortable, faster, reliable and safe. I wanted to remind people that having a good wheelchair for your particular needs is not a luxury but a basic human right. Being in control is so important to me. In the summer I would like to take part in a sponsored wheelchair race so that I can help raise funds for other equipment at One Trust.”