Living Life, Making Connections in Her Quantum Power Wheelchair

As a therapist, Marianne Middlebrook knows the value of mental health. She is passionate about helping others and hopes to make a difference in her community. Born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Marianne has been using a power wheelchair for mobility since she was two years old.  Currently, Marianne has a Quantum Power Wheelchair withContinue reading “Living Life, Making Connections in Her Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Amanda Brown is Loving Life in Her Quantum Power Wheelchair

When asked what her favorite thing is about her Quantum Power Wheelchair, Amanda Lynn Brown couldn’t pick just one. “I love everything about it!” Amanda said. Thanks to her Edge 3 Stretto® Power Chair, Amanda has discovered just how wonderful independence can be. Staying Active and Independent in her Community Amanda was born with spinaContinue reading “Amanda Brown is Loving Life in Her Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Anomie Fatale is Singing Her Heart Out

As a singer and musician, Anomie Fatale is hitting all the right notes. She grew up in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder that typically exhibits itself later in life. She became disabled at age 20 due to complications from surgeries for Chiari malformation and aContinue reading “Anomie Fatale is Singing Her Heart Out”

Bryan Anderson is Living His Life without Limits

Bryan grew up and currently resides in Rolling Meadows, IL., near his parents, Jim and Janet, identical twin brother Bobby, and sister Briana. In addition to academic excellence, Bryan excelled in sports during his high school years and competed as an accomplished gymnast in state level competitions. Following graduation, he worked for American Airlines asContinue reading “Bryan Anderson is Living His Life without Limits”

Andraéa LaVant is Shaping the World

Although freedom means many things to Andraéa LaVant, one definition recently became a reality to her. My power wheelchair that I’d had for over seven years began to malfunction,” Andraéa said. “I’d grown accustomed to the independence that the push of a button could bring.” Andraéa resides in Tempe, Arizona. She has with spinal muscularContinue reading “Andraéa LaVant is Shaping the World”

Jill Moore White is Playing it Forward

As an inclusive play specialist for a playground manufacturer, Jill Moore White understands the value of bringing accessible playgrounds to local communities. Jill believes that children of all abilities should be given an equal opportunity to play. She looks for ways to expand beyond meeting ADA standards, inviting more diagnoses to the experience of playContinue reading “Jill Moore White is Playing it Forward”

Riley Hurt: A Moment of Science

Physics. Chemistry. Biology. We all remember these classes from school. For Riley Hurt, science is a passion. She is fascinated by seismic activity, military science and mobility device development. Now in college, Riley is pursuing electrical and computer engineering. “I love learning about science and teaching others, as well as exploring new things!” Riley said.Continue reading “Riley Hurt: A Moment of Science”

She’s at the Head of the Class with iLevel Technology

She is a mother, a professor and a strong disabled woman. These are just some of the roles that Dr. Kara Ayers has embraced. Although she has many interests, Kara is most passionate about disability advocacy. She believes that all individuals with disabilities must have access to healthcare and the equipment they need to liveContinue reading “She’s at the Head of the Class with iLevel Technology”

Alison Chancellor: Keeping Her Head Up at iLevel®

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 WheelchairContinue reading “Alison Chancellor: Keeping Her Head Up at iLevel®”

Sakina Shamsi: The Stretto is a Batch Made in Heaven

Remember Sakina Shamsi? She is a Q Roll Model and baker extraordinaire! Although living with spinal muscular atrophy type 2 has its challenges, Sakina lives as independently as she can, thanks to her Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. Recently, her independence reached a whole different level when Sakina received the ultra-narrow Stretto PowerContinue reading “Sakina Shamsi: The Stretto is a Batch Made in Heaven”