Wayne Gretzky once said that you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. In living life, Alison Chancellor always takes her best shot.
I have the ability to do whatever and go wherever I want, with the help of my new Edge 3 Stretto,” Alison said.
Why She Loves Her Stretto Power Wheelchair
Born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Alison needs a power chair to maintain her independence. Thanks to the Stretto’s ultra-narrow width, she can easily pass through doorways and has a better turning radius in elevators. Plus, until she got her Stretto, Alison never had hip guides on her power wheelchair. Spasticity can disrupt her positioning where she is no longer at a 90-degree angle.
“The hip guides help tremendously,” Alison said. “My chair is more comfortable than the couch!”
Alison also loves the benefits of iLevel® technology. She can go to her hairdresser and enjoy being pampered.
“iLevel helps when I get my hair colored and cut because my stylist can ask me to raise myself, without any need for weird transfers on hair covered floors,” Alison said.
Living Life in Her Stretto Motorized Wheelchair
Alison is a hardcore hockey fan, as indicated by the design of her motorized wheelchair, with St. Louis Blues colors.
It’s under-stated, but still proves my love for St. Louis hockey, and it totally removes the medical aspect and why I need the chair.”– Alison Chancellor
When she isn’t cheering on her favorite hockey team, Alison advocates for complex rehab technology. She is constantly approached about her motorized wheelchair and asked how it helps her.
Recently, Alison attended the Stan Musial Awards, which honors the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and the biggest names in sports who embody class and character. The awards show aired on Christmas Day on CBS. For Alison, it was an amazing experience to roll down the red carpet while elevated at iLevel.
“It was a great night,” Alison said. “I could see over heads from my seat, so my view was not obstructed, and I could choose my beverage from the bar without being looked at differently.”
With a new year ahead of her, Alison looks forward to the future. Her parents are building her an apartment within their home, so she never has to move again. She can be close to her aging family and remain fully independent and live her life to the fullest, thanks her to Stretto with iLevel.
“I whole-heartedly believe that iLevel removes a lot of stereotypes and truly shows success and independence at the speed of life,” Alison said.