Last month saw Viv and I in Cardiff where we had the opportunity to meet up with the incredibly inspirational Grace Quantock.
I first came across Grace when I spotted one of her posts “Disability Equipment & Style: but does it match my nails?” Of course my immediate thought was “which colour would you like?” Given that the Trekinetic can come in almost any colour, and of course it is the pinnacle of ‘stylish’.
Disability Equipment and style is certainly something I hear many grumbles about so, intrigued by her post, I went on to look at Grace’s website. Wow! What an amazing, intelligent, empathic, motivating resourceful young woman she is.
At 18 Grace was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Not only was she enduring physical pain, but all her hopes, dreams and aspirations for the future, disappeared. Cruelly, she was to learn, there was no cure.
Aware of what she describes as ‘her brokenness’ Grace felt like a misfit. Rather than let this define her, she sought to turn ‘misfit’ into ‘pioneer’ and to embrace her ‘otherness’. After all, aren’t we all broken in some shape or form?
Grace describes herself as a ‘wellness provocateur’. She has set up two international companies and has been featured in a number of periodicals such as Marie Claire. Grace Quantock’s appearance on Ted Talks is inspirational and beautiful and definitely not one to be missed.
If you want to be inspired and learn more, visit Grace Quantock’s biography page on her website.
Our journey in Cardiff then took us on to meet Antonella Morris and her lovely family. Antonella had seen the Trekinetic advertised and knew straight away that this was exactly the chair they had been looking for for their son Giacoma.
The Morris’s love to go skiing and make use of the beaches, but up until now they’ve had trouble accessing them. The Trekinetic with its three wheels will hopefully solve their problems, and the whole family will be able to enjoy activities together.
Giacoma is a delightful young man who is crazy about pantomimes and took great pleasure in showing us how he liked to dress up. We’re very grateful it wasn’t Cinderella that took his fancy that day, as I’m sure Viv and I don’t want to be known as the ugly sisters!
Our final visit in Wales took us to meet the Willis family, where we met Rob and his son Tom.
Tom was somewhat cautious about using the powered chair but it didn’t take him too long to get the hang of the joystick, and with some encouragement from Dad, he was able to drive himself around.
To make absolutely surely the Trekinetic is the right chair for Tom, the Willis’s will hire it for their weeks holiday in August.
If you would like to see how a Trekinetic could change your life and that of your family, please do contact us to arrange a no obligation demo.