Julie is a 45y old woman who sustained a spinal cord injury sustained at the age of 4, which has resulted in paraplegia. Julie is a Paralympian (Athens 2004), however, her previous wheelchair that was provided as part of a sponsorship deal from her time as an athlete was now beyond repair.
Our grant helped her buy a bespoke active user wheelchair to get out and about in Cardiff. Julie is delighted with her new wheels and commented: “I feel like I’ve got my legs back. I can mobilise more easily now. In the hospital loan wheelchair I felt like an old granny, now I feel that it’s my body back”.