Jennifer Smith, age 45, is a proud wife and mother to two children. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age, thyroid disease in 2005, Multiple Sclerosis in 2006, and Heart Disease in 2013.After suffering from a heart attack, she began to lose her ability to stand or walk for longer than five minutes. This began her withdrawal from activities with her family. For 5 years she sat at home, not wanting to inconvenience anyone and daydreaming of how active she used to be. Her family suggested it was time to look at wheelchairs so that she could continue to participate in everyday events. In April of 2018, it was suggested she visit the Abilities Expo in Edison, NJ to look at the possibility of purchasing a wheelchair. It was at the Abilities Expo that Jennifer discovered the Velochair. Jennifer no longer sits at home. She has the opportunity to go on walks with her husband in the park. She can pedal to her parents’ home a few blocks away. She takes frequent trips to the mall, the grocery store, and the craft shop. For the first time in 5 years she is living her life again.
I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to pedal but it is so easy.
I’m not stuck in the house. I have access to the outdoors. My cardiologist loves it.
It’s a great work out for my left leg and the next day it’ll be sore which is great. It’s great to be able to feel it.
I feel I’ve gained some more strength when I keep up with using the VeloChair
I can see a substantial improvement in my leg strength, endurance, and general well being.