I found one on ebay, a Per4Max, but unfortunately when it arrived it was too small. My measurements were off.
I started writing emails to donation companies asking for resources. I got a letter back this morning from a wonderful company who directed me to a WONDERFUL company. And 5 minutes ago I finished placing my order for a comfy all-terrain wheelchair. So I will be able to get around in the snow this winter and not be scared of being trapped.
Here's the website:
And here's a YouTube video of it in action:
I feel like crying. I will finally have a wheelchair that's made for me. One that doesn't fall apart or isn't too heavy. I've had wheelchairs LITERALLY fall apart with me in them, sending me crashing awkwardly to the ground in a mess of wheels, metal poles and pissed-off-ness. All because Medicare will not cover anything but Walgreens-type wheelchairs that weigh 30lbs and cause more pressure sores than being dragged behind a moving vehicle for sixty miles. FRUSTRATING! The one I have now I bought on Amazon for a few hundred bucks and about a month ago, as I went to lock the wheels to use the bathroom, the brakes FELL OFF in my hand. fell off. FELL OFF!
Sorry, I got a bit emotional there. Anyways. If you've had trouble affording a nice wheelchair for yourself, I hope you'll use these guys. It was about $700.
Edited by CarylAnne, 22 September 2012 - 06:00 PM.