Talking to People About My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

When you have a disability, you become accustomed to a certain way of living. This way of living will seem normal to you. To a non-disabled person, the way you live your life is completely different from how they live their life. When an opportunity presents itself to educate people on life with a disability, I jump at the chance. More often than not, my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair is the very thing that starts the conversation.

Elevated at iLevel in My Quantum Power Wheelchair

Josh elevated at iLevel in his Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

I often get asked questions about iLevel® technology and my Quantum Power Wheelchair. If I go to any restaurant or bar, 95 percent of the time, somebody will come up to me or the person I am sitting next to will make a comment about my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair. A lot of people have never seen a wheelchair elevate, especially up to a bar or a high-top table. This opportunity to educate is what I love.

Talking About My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

When people initiate these conversations, I’ll explain to them all the different things I can do thanks to having elevation on my wheelchair, such as being able to look someone in the eye. Plus, iLevel allows me to turn and shake someone’s hand and have an eye-to-eye conversation. Every time I tell them more about what my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair allows me to do, they are blown away. Most people never think about those who use power chairs and how there is a lot in life that is inaccessible to us at lowered seat height.

Being in power chairs is one of those things that you don’t think about until you or someone you love needs to use a power chair. Unless you or someone you love uses a mobility product, you can’t understand how different the world becomes to those of us at lowered seat height.

About Josh McDermott: Josh is a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. He is a public speaker and has served as a goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Josh lives in New York and loves to travel. Click here to learn more about Josh.

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