Although BJ has both a power wheelchair and manual wheelchair, we only travel with his manual chair. We find it’s more flexible for travel and BJ loves it. However, I’m regularly asked advice on travelling with a power wheelchair so I thought I’d get some tips from an intrepid traveller who does use a power wheelchair for travel. Marlena, also known as the AAC Journalist,
When we travel we have a pile of items which come with us ‘just in case’. These are items which are handy if something goes wrong with the wheelchair or help in the event things aren’t quite as we thought they’d be. Yes, it adds to our luggage, but after driving around a city looking for a store which could help with a puncture (on
Sponsored Fighting to keep mobility is something I believe in wholeheartedly; however, I think there needs to be balance in this process. Sometimes resisting using equipment is counterproductive. Although we’ve continued to keep working on BJ’s mobility, we know it takes enormous effort for him to walk, even with assistance. It’s therefore not a practical way for him to get around all the time. I
Packing for hospital There are many articles devoted to what to pack for a holiday but far less emphasis is put on what to pack for a hospital stay. What you will need and manage to take will vary according to the type of stay and whether it is an emergency admission. In an emergency, or times of stress, it is often hard to remember
Those of you who have been following our facebook page for a while will know that I love sharing stories about people who make a difference by seeing a need and fulfilling it. It gives me great faith in human kind to see that one person can make positive changes, that ultimately help so many. Today’s story is about Julie O’Donovan, the creator of the
I am by no means an expert packer but over several trips we have learnt what we can’t do without when we travel. We notoriously have loads of luggage and my shopping habits once at our destination do not help this situation. You only have to look at the photo above of us leaving Los Angeles airport earlier this year to understand what I mean.