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

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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

 

I’m back ! MoneyforDisabled.com is here to stay………………

Hello there folks !!

For some reason my old website was evidently erased by hackers and my Moneyfordisabled.com name was mysteriously hijacked /taken down by them or some other ruthless culprits. Through time, I finally retrieved my Domain of 5+ years and I am back Online with my same site. Albeit with a refreshing and better looking one I might add 🙂

I still have all the great information intact concerning mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and a whole lot of other mobility products which I know has helped many people and I plan on bringing new resources to continue helping people with disability struggles.

Mobility scooters have been a huge ongoing theme in my blog. It will continue to be so.

Some history about them if you do not know…………….I guess you can say the first mobility scooter came about in 1954. It was a really a distorted contraption compared to what they are today. But funny enough it was offered by Sears Roebuck and was marketed as an electric wheelchair. It had more in common with a mobility scooter in the way it looked and operated but needless to say it was a commercial flop !

It was Allan R. Thieme who really invented the first mobility scooter back in 1968. And it happened to be a marketing success ! This guy was personally motivated to build one because he had a member in his family who was stricken with MS. It was built in his home and was called The Amigo. It really was the sole impetus for the entire scooter industry. And today Amigo International still operates and is headquartered out of Bridgeport, Michigan.

I hope this is a good re-introduction to my 5 year old blog. Mobility Scooters have changed the landscape for many disabled and elderly people that is for sure ! And I will continue to talk more and more about some of the newer and better ones coming  out on the market.

Be sure to check out the archives because there is some good stuff in there.

I was not sure what what was going to happen to my blog. But I am  back, and it is a good feeling. 😉

Thanks for your patience and God Bless !!

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