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
Leslie Reeves4 months ago
thank you everybody for your wonderful support I received my new chair on last Monday and photos attached
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Feb 2, 2017
Hi Les,really pleased you have raised enough money for the new chair. perhaps for a few pounds extra will get you a turbo charged version.all the best and see you at the next lift exibition.
Jan 31, 2017
Hope this money helps.You deserve your new chairFrom Lee, Jake & Emily
Jan 25, 2017
Hope my small donation helps you reaching your target.
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
Jan 3, 2017
Can't think of anymore more deserving, hope this helps to keep the independence. Happy New Year in the new chair. Lots of love xx
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