Mobility Scooters can be Pricey so Here is an Alternative to Build Your Own……….

Many people who are disabled want and NEED a vehicle to transport  them around the store, down the block, a sidewalk, or around the house etc..etc..

The price of a new mobility scooter can be thousands of dollars. And even a used scooter can cost you a good bit.

I personally know first hand the financial sacrifices and difficulties disabled people take on in the span of their lives. It can be taxing and with Insurance like Medicare, medical costs can add up rather quickly because of the 20% it does not cover.

I wanted to share this sequence of videos of a man who step by step created a mobility scooter for his son who was in need a mobility scooter.

His goal at first was to make one that was not so lumpy and nimble enough to be transported onto a plane and meet the specifications required (incidentally mobility scooters are exempt on planes). But he still wanted to build one that was robust yet easily transportable and did not take up a whole lot of space when folded up.

What he made seems very impressive. Check it out HERE

I think many people with disabilities could consider this route if they have a relative or friend who is very handy and crafty and is willing to put in a little time to build something like this.

Just a little food for thought,

Rob

 

Remember, there are ALWAYS ways to get the things you need and get them in a economically appropriate way.

 

Just take a look at the pictures of this personally built mobulity scooter.

 

Do People Who Are Morbidly Obese Need a Mobility Scooter or Not ….

(Topics include electric wheelchairs, mobility scooter, mobility scooters,  )

I think many people (although they will not admit it  ) look down at younger to middle age  obese people using a mobility scooter to get around places like Wal Mart, or traveling out in public in general.

I think there is a unnecessary stigma attached to obesity and that  everyone who is obese is lazy and has no self worth or just plain does not have self control.

This may be true in a lot of cases. But in many instances this is just  not reality.

There are many things that can transform ones body from a healthy weight  to a not so healthy weight including diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, mental illness,  and numerous medications and other sicknesses that put people in a predicament with unhealthy weight gain.

I think many people stare and shake their heads at that 45 year old over weight man in Target riding around in his mobility scooter doing his shopping for the week.

The fact is the mobility scooter was a device invented to help all people who may be suffering from a debilitating condition making it extremely difficult to travel on foot from point to point.

I personally got out of the habit of  judging those who use a mobility scooter to get around when they sometimes look like they could just lose some weight and be on their own two feet.

Plus, the fact that my 50 year old brother had to use a mobility scooters  for months after he had  his major heart attack to get around really made me rethink things !.

I am sure there were people who questioned him and why he needed a mobility scooter to get groceries.

But I must say that we have a huge epidemic of over weight people in our country . More so than any other country in the World.

People have a right to utilize mobility products like scooters, but I think as a society we need to really urge people to educate themselves about food and exercise and mental health.

In turn , this may result in  a downward spiral of mobility products being used and help people get around with the legs God gave them !

Best regards,

Robert