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Testimonial Esther Westmaas – Vicair Active O2

“I’ve got a lot of freedom thanks to my electric wheelchair”

My name is Esther and I have a progressive muscle disease, which makes it difficult for me to speak and move. In 2000 I got my first wheelchair and since then I have had several wheelchairs. Thanks to my electric wheelchair, I have got a lot of freedom!

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“For the first time in a long time I could sit without pain with the Vicair Vector 10 cm, what a relief”

Until 2011, I could move free and painlessly outdoors. But unfortunately, I got more and more pain whilst sitting and I started feeling discomfort around my sitting bone. The occupational therapist (OT) made an appointment with the Vicair advisor and then I got a Vicair Vector 10 cm for my electric wheelchair really quickly. For the first time in a long time I could sit without pain, what a relief!
For my other wheelchairs, such as my push wheelchair, I was looking for thinner cushions. The HMC, a supplier of medical aids, advised me to try a ROHO Quadtro, but wow… That cushion was so wobbly. Eventually I also got a Vicair Vector for my push wheelchair, this time a 6 cm thick one.

Vicair Hero Esther Westmaas Testimonial

“The HMC filled the seat of my new wheelchair with foam and with my old Vicair cushion, unfortunately it didn’t work for me”

Since June 2017 I have a new electric wheelchair and I am very happy with it, but unfortunately the wheelchair cushion didn’t sit properly. The HMC combined a foam seat with my old Vicair cushion. The cushion size I needed for my new chair was not a standard size in the Vicair ‘Try-out service’. Luckily, Carlos, the Vicair advisor, was able to send it to me to try it out anyway.

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“The Vicair Active O2 is the cushion for me”

After a few hours with my new Vector, it turned out that this cushion was not a success for my new wheelchair. I couldn’t get out of my wheelchair by myself anymore and my shoulder started to hurt. After an appointment with the OT and Carlos, I chose the Vicair Active O2, in this cushion the front part is made of foam and the back consists of SmartCells. Carlos initially brought a 45 cm cushion with him, which was good for testing. Eventually, I was also allowed to test the 50 cm deep version and that will be my new wheelchair cushion!

“Until my new cushion arrived, I was allowed to use the test cushion”

The application process took some time, but in January 2019 my new wheelchair cushion was delivered! Until my new cushion arrived, I could use my test cushion. A very nice service from Vicair!

– Esther Westmaas, 39 years

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