CASE STUDY: Debbie rediscovers her freedom thanks to a lightweight folding mobility scooter

CASE STUDY: Debbie rediscovers her freedom thanks to a lightweight folding mobility scooter

Debbie Taylor, 53, with her eFOLDi MK1.5 Debbie Taylor, 53, from Luton, has been an eFOLDi consumer for over three years. Debbie needs 2 knee replacements, has incredibly minimal movement and is unable to stroll unaided.

I currently had a collapsible mobility scooter, but it was no longer suitable for my needs. To be raised, it needed to be taken apart– I needed to remove the seat and the battery. The battery was so heavy and with no assistance I could not handle it.

Not only was it heavy, however it took rather some time to fit and dismantle back together. By the time I d put it back together again, I didnt even wish to head out. I d utilized a lot energy and it was tiring.

In this post, Debbie discusses how her eFOLDi MK1.5 scooter has actually altered her life, providing her more liberty and self-reliance.

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I am only 53 and a very young 53! A wheelchair wouldnt work for me, as my mother would not be able to push me and I didnt desire a powered wheelchair either.

The eFOLDi MK1.5 actually doesnt look like a regular mobility product. Its such a trendy-looking and modern-day thing! When you are younger, you do not desire to appear like an old individual on a scooter.

Design-led product

With my eFOLDi, I can easily lift it in and out of my Vauxhall Mokka MPV. It is so light and I can raise it unaided. I am awaiting 2 knee replacements and I have a split tendon and sciatica in both legs. Even with all of those issues, I have no issues raising my eFOLDi.

The eFOLDi scooter does not appear like a movement aid, it actually looks truly contemporary. Its also very robust and can carry travelers as much as 120kg, unlike many other folding scooters.

Without it, I wouldnt have the ability to go anywhere. I can not walk at all now so this actually is my lifeline. It is always in the cars and truck and I utilize it all over I go.

Extremely portable

Perfect for train travel and cruise liner

Train travel is easy with my eFOLDi. If I had a more standard scooter, it would be more challenging as it has to be pre-booked with the train company so a ramp can be offered. On each train, only one scooter is permitted.

We likewise disappeared on a cruise and my eFOLDi worked so well. The passages are quite narrow, so a larger scooter would not have worked and I would have to keep taking it apart. In the cabin, I might also fold it as much as the size of a suitcase and it would sit in the corner.

You can just fold the eFOLDi up, lift it onto the train, and even use it as a seat when all the seats are taken! Or it can quickly be kept in the baggage compartment. I dont need to plan ahead and I can simply choose when and where to go.

When you dont have an impairment, all of these things are taken for approved.

Effect on lifestyle

I would describe eFOLDi as a life-changer; it creates independence and is extremely simple to use. It makes you question why nobody thought of this creation years ago!

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Before I had my eFOLDi, I never used to go out, my mum and daddy had to do all of my shopping for me. Now I have actually got my freedom and independence back and I can go out whenever and any place I desire. Its like getting new knees!

My eFOLDi has actually impacted my life considerably. It has actually allowed me to head out a lot more than before.

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The eFOLDi MK1.5 truly doesnt look like a normal movement product. Train travel is simple with my eFOLDi. You can just fold the eFOLDi up, lift it onto the train, and even use it as a seat when all the seats are taken! We likewise went away on a cruise and my eFOLDi worked so well. Prior to I had my eFOLDi, I never ever used to go out, my mum and dad had to do all of my shopping for me.