So, we all need to go grocery shopping. It’s a part of life. I used to hate it because I couldn’t reach half the items on the shelf in the store. Grocery stores aren’t exactly built at wheelchair height. Thanks to iLevel® technology on my Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair, I actually don’t mind it at all anymore.
Browsing the Aisles with iLevel
It’s a great feeling to independently shop for my groceries. I can reach items that are higher up by elevating my power wheelchair. I also like to browse the store while elevated at iLevel. It allows me to see everything on the shelves.
When I get to the store, I just grab a basket and roll up and down the aisles, grabbing what I need for cooking dinner that night. Once I have everything, I hit the check out. I don’t have to waste time finding an employee or someone to help me get items off the higher shelves.
Checking Out at iLevel
Another great aspect of iLevel is that I can put all my items on the conveyer belt without assistance. It’s great to be at eye level with the people running the register too. I can hand them my money or reach the credit card machine to swipe my card. Once I’ve paid for my groceries, I hang the bag off the back of my power wheelchair using the backpack holders. Then, I’m off!
iLevel really helps me to feel independent. I hope you guys feel the same!
About Bryan Anderson: Bryan grew up and resides in Illinois. Injured by an IED in October 2005, Bryan is one of the few triple amputees to survive his injuries in Iraq. He is an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation and a spokesperson for USA Cares, which is focused on assisting post 9-11 veterans. Click here to learn more about Bryan.
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