Lisette does not require a wheelchair for most activities, and usually in such circumstances, insurance will not cover one. Lisette, however, was able to purchase a refurbished wheelchair from Accessibility Medical Equipment at an affordable price for those times when she would otherwise have to walk long distances and would be unable to participate in an activity or event without a wheelchair.
While rental wheelchairs are available for those with the occasional need for a wheelchair, for active individuals who want to regularly participate in activities that require stamina and mobility, such as conferences, trade shows, visiting a shopping mall with friends or enjoying a park, these all may very well involve standing and/or walking for extended periods. Sometimes owning a wheelchair that fits you and your needs eliminates the stress and the hassle of trying to find a wheelchair each time one is needed.
For Lisette, she has difficulty standing or walking for extended periods because of a health condition. The wheelchair she purchased from Accessibility Medical provides not only needed mobility when she cannot stand or walk the amount of time or distance that is required for a particular activity, but also offers peace of mind when travelling or going somewhere when she is unsure if a wheelchair rental will be available at her destination.
The wheelchair Lisette was able to purchase is designed for an active user and will allow Lisette to do all of the activities she wants to do but would otherwise not, being either unable or unsure if she would be able to participate due to a lack of ability to stand or walk for extended periods.