Sakina Shamsi: My Greatest Fashion Accessory

I’ve written about wheelchair fashion in the past. What many people may not realize is that it’s actually quite fun to jazz up your wheelchair and personalize it. There are so many ways to make your motorized wheelchair fun and trendy!

Staying Safe and Trendy with Hand Sanitizer

Now more than ever, because of COVID-19, I have to make sure I’m safe. So, I had to reassess what I keep on my power wheelchair. I keep tons of hand sanitizer on my motorized wheelchair for easy access when I’m out and about. The fun part about that is I can pick hand sanitizer cases that match the vibe of my power wheelchair. So, if you’re ever running short on hand sanitizer, I’m your girl.

Decorating My Power Wheelchair

When I got my Quantum® Power Wheelchair, I immediately used duct tape and stickers to decorate it and make it my own. I put decals on the back shroud panels and lots of bling all around! On my new Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair, I customized the shroud colors. I chose Raspberry Beret and White Satin.

The most innovative thing we’ve done is found the perfect backpack to match my wheelchair and my style. Not only does the backpack look cool, it holds everything I need. From spare parts to medical supplies, a bag of wipes or even a wheelchair poncho. My backpack has everything I need and it’s easily accessible.

LED Fender Lights on My Power Wheelchair

Another thing that I love about my wheelchair is that it has front and rear LED fender lights! This is perfect for when I’m strolling through town on these summer nights. My chair even has fog lights so foggy days are no problem for me. I attached LED strip lights all over my power chair so when it gets dark outside, my wheelchair comes to life and the party goes where I go!

Bluetooth Technology

I have a Bluetooth® speaker attached to my wheelchair, which means I can pair my phone to the speaker and I can play anything I want, when I want. I use my phone easily with a phone mount that is attached to my power chair. I can be the DJ at any party and use my playlist or text anyone I need to easily. (I know it’s not safe to text while you’re driving!)

Staying Hydrated with My Wheelchair Cup Holder

To keep me hydrated during the summer, my wheelchair has a detachable cup holder. If it’s not holding my water bottle, it’s used as a storage area for things I need in the moment. One of the most important things that I use in the summer is an umbrella. It attaches to my power chair and it keeps my head cool.

Having the ability to customize and personalize my power wheelchair has made being in one so much easier and very fun! It’s a reflection of my personality and all the fun things I get to do with my Edge 3 Power Chair!

About Sakina Shamsi: Sakina lives in New Jersey with her parents and brother. Although she has spinal muscular atrophy type II, Sakina lives a full and independent lifestyle. She is active in the disability community and enjoys horseback riding, baking and crafting. Click here to learn more about Sakina.

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