Mychaela Green, 55, from Mill Hill in London, lives with multiple disabilities. However, thanks to the support of Dog A.I.D. and a TGA mobility scooter, she is enjoying outdoor experiences she never thought possible.
Mychaela is a medically retired carer who used to love her job supporting older people in the community. Due to illness she had to give up her career, however continues to believe it’s vital to “keep going and staying strong as mum and nanny”. Living with restricted mobility following a stroke, mental health issues can be a real challenge for her. Mychaela’s epilepsy is now manageable however with COPD and weakness on her right side, walking is extremely difficult, so she uses an electric wheelchair to remain mobile. Nevertheless, trying to use her wheelchair outdoors has not been positive at all with battery problems and Mychaela experiencing discomfort, back ache and getting stuck several times – once being rescued by the fire service when it broke down.
With ownership of a new puppy, Nova, Mychaela was desperate to get out in the countryside to train her dog with the support of Dog A.I.D. However, she needed a product that could cope with muddy tracks and trails, especially when regularly visiting the East Sussex and Kent coast – the Vita X mobility scooter from TGA was the answer.
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