Top Hidden Features on My Stretto Power Chair

My Quantum Stretto Power Wheelchair has so many great features! Some of them stand out and everyone knows about them. There are some features, however, that are hidden. Recently, I did a video countdown of the top five hidden features on my Stretto. This blog post breaks down each feature and includes links to the videos. Continue reading “Top Hidden Features on My Stretto Power Chair”

Halloween is Here

It is officially my favorite time of year: Halloween season! Yes, I believe that Halloween is a whole season, not just one day!   I have always been a Halloween enthusiast for as long as I can remember. It’s not just the costumes and trick-or-treating that got me excited as a child, but all theContinue reading “Halloween is Here”

Excited for Football with My Power Wheelchair

Excitement is in the air surrounding the football program at Charlotte! On August 7, I attended Charlotte Football Media Day to cover the event for the school’s newspaper, the Niner Times. It was a great day! I interviewed players and coaches, which was possible thanks to iLevel® technology on my Stretto Power Wheelchair. Touring theContinue reading “Excited for Football with My Power Wheelchair”

Chrysanthemum Chan: Sew Much Cosplay, Sew Little Time

She’s breaking barriers, one stitch at a time! Chrysanthemum Chan is a self-taught seamstress and designer with a special focus in cosplay, designing costumes to represent specific characters. She also specializes in kawaii, a Japanese fashion movement. With a TikTok channel of over 380,000 followers, Chrysanthemum brings awareness to her disability and the ableism thatContinue reading “Chrysanthemum Chan: Sew Much Cosplay, Sew Little Time”

Six Reasons Why I Love My Power Wheelchair

My name is Maddie Kasten. I’m a 15-year-old, high school sophomore and I’ve been using a manual wheelchair since kindergarten. I just got my first power wheelchair and I am so excited! Here are six reasons why I love my Stretto Power Wheelchair. My Wheelchair Gives Me Independence  I use a wheelchair almost everywhere IContinue reading “Six Reasons Why I Love My Power Wheelchair”

Maddie Kasten: The Power of the Stretto Wheelchair

She’s got the power! Going from a manual wheelchair to a power wheelchair is a life-changing experience for 15-year-old Maddie Kasten. She has used a manual wheelchair since kindergarten. Now, in her sophomore year of high school, Maddie has an Edge 3 Stretto® Power Wheelchair with iLevel® and is so excited for all the opportunitiesContinue reading “Maddie Kasten: The Power of the Stretto Wheelchair”

Feeling Slim in My Stretto Motorized Wheelchair

I have been using Pride and Quantum wheelchairs since I was 11. My very first power wheelchair was a Jazzy 1122. I can tell you that that wheelchair was an actual beast. It had a LOT of life in it. I got it when I was 11, but I was still using it in college.Continue reading “Feeling Slim in My Stretto Motorized Wheelchair”

Summer Camps with My Stretto

For the past month, I have served as a counselor for robotics summer camps at local schools in my area. I helped kids with their robots and announced the robotics matches as well. I returned to my old stomping grounds with these camps as they were held at the high school and middle school IContinue reading “Summer Camps with My Stretto”

Stephanie Woodward: EmpowHERing Others

Stephanie Woodward is passionate about many things: coffee, cats and even pie! More importantly, Stephanie is passionate about disability rights and making the world accessible and inclusive for those with disabilities. It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and there is still more work to do. While continuing the fightContinue reading “Stephanie Woodward: EmpowHERing Others”

Understanding Wheelchair Drive-Wheel Configurations

During the process of choosing a complex rehab wheelchair, your therapist works with an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) to determine which power chair and components meet your needs. When selecting a power wheelchair base, drive wheel configuration is an important factor to consider. Front-wheel, mid-wheel and rear-wheel drive each have their own benefits. You shouldContinue reading “Understanding Wheelchair Drive-Wheel Configurations”