Jack’s family lives in the same area as Joanne, and his mum Carrie knew of her through a friend. Joanne took Jack’s baby photos. Over 7 years later, when Carrie and her husband had their second child Lorelei, they called on Joanne again.
Buying a mobility scooter has been a journey in itself. An emotional journey, a realisation that one has moved into another phase of life, the fear of the downward spiral, the reluctance to be defined by disability, an image problem one could say. It was a long and painful journey of approach and retreat.
Journalist Frank Smith travelled to Europe this year on his Luggie Elite, visiting Norway and Scotland. He took his Luggie on Qantas, Qatar and KLM and had plenty of experiences with airports.
Two former professionals have found ways to travel all over the world despite their reduced mobility. Scott and Maureen are using sophisticated mobility devices to reach surprising places.
Anna Blinks has done things most 14 year-olds have not. She’s been on national television on Ten’s five O’clock news; she’s given speeches for large audiences; she’s been an ambassador for children’s charity Variety.