34-year-old Hannah Ensor from Didcot, Oxfordshire,
is now able to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle
with friends and family thanks to her Extreme X8
Powerchair from All Terrain Wheelchairs.
Hannah has been using her Extreme X8 for 18 months and the difference it has made to her levels of independence has been amazing, as she explains: “I have Hypermobility Syndrome which means my ligaments are too soft and my joints stretch too far which makes it very hard to walk and I can injure myself easily. I grew up with seven brothers, so my childhood involved lots of outdoor activities and family holidays in places such as Exmoor and Wales. However, as my levels of mobility reduced, I had to start using a manual wheelchair which restricted the outdoor locations I could visit”.
Hannah also has seven nephews and nieces and using a manual wheelchair meant she was often unable to join them for days out either to the park or for walks in the woods.
It was at Naidex 2015, that Hannah met the team from All Terrain Wheelchairs for the first time and she knew instantly that one of their powerchairs would change her life.
After the show, Richard from All Terrain Wheelchairs took an Extreme X8 to Hannah’s home for a demonstration and within two months she was the proud owner of a brand new model.
“The Extreme X8 is just fantastic. I can now take my nephews and nieces out for the day to the park on my own and join in their fun, whereas before I had to remain on the concrete and watch them in the distance. For example, I took my four-year-old niece to the park recently and with the lift feature on the Extreme X8 I can help her climb things. This may only sound like a small thing to most people but to me it means everything. I have also been able to spend time on the beach, in muddy fields and walking with friends and family through beautiful bluebell woods, all of which would be impossible without my Extreme X8 powerchair,” continued Hannah.