“I’ve been an active wheelchair user all my life”
I am a former wheelchair basketball international and five time Paralympian, in Rio 2016 I was there as assistant coach of the Dutch national team. I am father to three daughters, experiential expert, part of the Wheelchair Skills Team and a very active wheelchair user.
On my third I was diagnosed with polio, with paralysis of both legs as a result. Ever since I have been a very active wheelchair user. I got to know Vicair during the Handbike Battle 2019. I participated in the battle, Vicair were present as a sponsor and provided information about their wheelchair cushions. One thing led to another and I was invited to visit their office.
“The choice was easy, from the very first moment the Vicair Vector O2 just felt right”
I had an appointment with Jolanda and she had me try different cushions. The decision was made quite quickly, one of the cushions felt right from the moment I sat on it. I have been sitting on a Vicair Vector O2 for a couple of weeks now. My right leg has always been stronger than my left and because of that I have actually been sitting a bit crooked in my wheelchair. This cushion could easily be adjusted to that and the posture that I want to have in my wheelchair.