“Back Up Terry” received a Quantum Rehab® Edge 3 Power Chair with iLevel® on Monday at his Memphis, Tennessee home.
The viral video “Back Up Terry” has close to 4 million views on YouTube. When two GoFundMe accounts were started to purchase a new power wheelchair for the video’s star, Terry Davis, Quantum Rehab® and Team Adaptive partnered to donate the chair to him. All the GoFundMe money raised will go toward an accessible van and home modifications.
“With iLevel, Terry can reach his Steelers cup in the cabinet and he is able to get ice and water for himself,” said Annette Carter, Terry’s mother. “Previously someone had to do that for him. His grandma does not cook with as much spice as I do, and he is able to reach the spices himself now. Also, I would always have to kiss Terry’s head when I was leaving the house because I can’t always bend down. Now I can just lean over and kiss him.”
Davis’ chair features iLevel technology, an industry-first power seat elevating system that promotes independence and social inclusion. As iLevel elevates, the power base reinforces stability electronically and mechanically to ensure safety at 12 inches of elevation while driving at 4.5 mph, an industry first! iLevel’s patented Extra Stability Technology® enhances safety for transfers, reach and numerous other activities of daily living.
“The world is not designed around seated height, and unfortunately, wheelchair users for too long have been excluded from many everyday functional tasks and interactions beyond their physical reach,” said Jay Brislin, Vice President of Quantum Rehab. “Once we learned Terry needed a new power wheelchair, we had to help. We knew iLevel would be beneficial to Terry, not just in escaping lit fireworks, but in regaining some of his independence.”