48-year-old Nick Bewlay from East Ring, Yorkshire had his life changed forever 8 years ago when a car accicent left him with a C3/C4 break in his spine which resulted in him being left paralysed from the chest down.
Prior to his accident, Nick had been a great outdoors person who loved watching motorcross and going for long cross country walks with his family and dog. Despite his life changing injury Nick was determined to get back to his outdoor lifestyle and once he was released from hospital he set about looking for a powerchair that would make this ambition a reality as he explains:
“I knew what I was looking for but to be honest I was not sure if it even existed. With the help of my friends Nick and Jan Bendell I found All Terrain Wheelchairs and their range of powerchairs looked perfect”. Nick and Jan contacted the company and arranged for someone to visit Nick at home to carry out an assessment and allow him to try out a selection of models. “From my first phone call, everyone at ATW has been incredibly helpful. When Richard visited me, there was no hard sell, he took the time to listen to what I had to say and what I was looking to achieve from the chair and then explained the different models and which one he thought would best meet my requirements. I have now known Richard, Cheryl and the rest of the team at All Terrain Wheelchairs for over 6 years, and in that time I have always been very impressed with their attention to detail and the level of care and support they offer as part of the after sales service. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to my friends Nick and Jan. Not only did they help me find All Terrain Wheelchairs but they also paid for my chair which is something I will always be eternally grateful for” explained Nick.
“We are delighted that Nick is so pleased with his second powerchair from All Terrain Wheelchairs. Every powerchair we supply is bespoke as every client has specific individual requirements. As Nick only has minimal movement of 10mm in his left arm we installed a bespoke arm rest to prevent his arm falling off and help him with controlling the chair. In addition to the bespoke arm rest, Nick’s V6 also features special leg supports to stop his legs falling off the chair” commented Director Richard Kusnierz.
A final word from Nick: “I would urge anyone that is looking for a powerchair that can tackle rough terrain to get in touch with All Terrain Wheelchairs. My powerchairs have enabled me to once again live my life to the full as opposed to just existing and that is something you can never put a price on”.