My stand-up wheelchair which I purchased for £7000 approximately 10 years ago has finally reached the time I need to upgrade it.
This chair has been my life-line without which I would be bed-bound. I am no longer able to stand because I do not have the upper body strength but I often lay down in the chair and I am now able to drive and do everything with my head switch using the dynamic G91S joystick.
I need the same chair because of modifications I have made to make me comfortable and safe and its strength.
The new chair also has a gyroscope so when I drive in a direction the chair moves the right way regardless of the surface or tyre pressures.
The picture is of my genie V1 chair and the inset pictures of the new genie V2 which I am trying to purchase.
I was an apprentice, lift installer, lift tester (including two trips abroad in Cairo for 3 months and Johannesburg for 4.5 months) after which I did a degree in electronics at UCNW sponsored by Express Lifts after which I was assistant service technical manager. Also I worked for Total Lifts; Advance Lifts and Budget Lifts before becoming a control panel designer/tester for Capital Controls. I then left and worked for Jackson Lifts for 12 years in the office when my walking got worse due to my MS. After I left I worked for VM Elevators for a year and still do a little voluntary work for them.
My website is askLesdirect.com
The new chair is £12,800 but I have received a voucher from wheelchair services for £1390 and I will have £5,000 myself towards it.
I cannot thank people enough for their generosity
Share this story
Leslie Reeves started crowdfunding
Leave a message of support
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 17, 2017
Happy new year Les, very happy to contribute to your new chair, Hope it wont be too long before you take delivery of it. All the best.
Jan 5, 2017
Good luck in reaching your target Les
Become a supporter
Help Leslie Reeves raise more
Crowdfunding stories like this
To fund a pro wheelchair
£935 raised by
Help me get a new wheelchair as mine is now 7 years old and broken but the nhs do not supply the sort of chair I need
£10 raised by
go towards Samantha electric chair so she can maintain her independence. We have already received a generous £1225 lets make this happen!
£235 raised by