Amelia gets a perfect pink wheelchair!
A nine-year-old girl from Knaresborough with a congenital neuromuscular disease has finally got the wheelchair she needed after finding the NHS’s standard wheelchair provision far too heavy to give her independence.
Amelia had been using the same wheelchair that she had been prescribed almost four years ago based on what she needed, not what she wanted. The wheelchair was a standard generic model that no longer offered her the right level of mobility or support. It was also too heavy for her to push herself.
Amelia wanted independence and individuality, but the NHS Wheelchair Service provider could only offer a larger version of her existing chair. Her family decided to visit Yorkshire Care Equipment, their local mobility shop that specialises in wheelchairs, to see if they had anything better to offer.