My Quantum Wheelchair and My Love for Decorating

Merlisha loves to decorate with the help of her Quantum Wheelchair with iLevel

For me, there is no holiday that is more special than Christmas! When my disease first manifested and changed my life forever, I knew that a few things I loved would become bittersweet memories: such as being a semi-pro decorator. Because of my love for decorating, friends, family and even my bosses would ask me to help decorate for special events. Thankfully, My Edge 3 power wheelchair with iLevel® technology, which I nicknamed Bumblebee, has helped me to not miss a moment of decorating. Here’s how my Quantum wheelchair helps me decorate for the holidays.

I am always amped for getting the office and my coworkers into the Christmas spirit, which made the Christmas season so much fun at work, as well as at home.

Decorating at Work Made Easy with My Quantum Wheelchair

Having the ability to adjust my height at the touch of a button gives me almost total access to all surfaces, both higher and lower for hanging wreaths and garlands. I can set up small Christmas scenes with mini figurines next to the copiers or the counters in the many break areas in the building. My Quantum wheelchair allows me to keep doing the activity that I have always loved.

Decorating for Christmas at Home

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My power wheelchair is always adorning my home with the sights of the season. Because of my Quantum wheelchair, the warmth and cozy feeling of seeing a fully decorated tree is not left to be directed and brought into balance by my hubby. I can reach every area except for the top of the tree, allowing me adjust or relocate ornaments, tinsel, candy canes, bows, figurines and bulbs (the kids and my husband load everything on one part of the tree, leaving the remainder of the tree bare).

I think this year, I will get one of the kids to help me pin some mistletoe onto the top of my power chair’s headrest before my husband gets back from picking up the eggnog, ice cream and sugar cookies. I guess my power wheelchair is the gift that keeps on giving. Happy holidays!

About Merlisha Henderson: Merlisha uses an Edge 3 Power Wheelchair for mobility and lives in Arizona with her family. As a wife, mother and disability advocate in her community, she stays active and independent, working toward bringing equality and access to all. Click here to learn more about Merlisha.

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