Chair parts

Over the weekend, one of the side laterals on my electric wheelchair broke.

This is what a side lateral looks like:

They help me with my body posture.

But that’s not the point of this post.

The point is, when something breaks on my chair it can take a long time just to get the part. Then it takes even longer because you have to schedule an appointment so a repairman/woman can come out and fix it.

Now my wheelchair can stand and lay almost completely flat.

About two years ago, I started sitting down when my electric wheelchair wouldn’t go down any further.

I didn’t know what was wrong, but thankfully I was able to figure out a to get down.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to use my chair because of the way it was positioned.

So I called the company who comes and does repairs, and when they came out they said it was the footplate mechanism.

So it was almost 6 months until they finally got the part. Thankfully I had a backup chair that I used during that time.

So, I’m not sure how long I’ll have to wait for a new side lateral, but at least I can still my electric wheelchair.

Stay positive, stay safe, and spread the gospel.

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him—  my father’s God, and I will exalt him! – Exodus 15:2


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