【eFlexx】An Indomitable Survivor – Story of a life fighter

 

After the accident, thanks to Karma for making me feel safe with my first power wheelchair.

My name is Po-Wei Huang from Taiwan, and I’d like to share my story with you.

I lost both of my legs and right hand due to a serious explosion accident on June 27th of last year, and the remaining left hand was also severely injured.

I miraculously survived after undergoing numerous surgeries and was finally discharged from the hospital. I gradually restored some body movements after many difficult and painful rehabilitation courses, and was able to handle things in daily life by using a manual wheelchair with help from family members and social workers. Soon I started to imagine the days that I’d be able to handle things by myself with limited assistance from others, which is why I started looking for a suitable power wheelchair.


My first test-ride of power wheelchair was a rental from Karma, and I was really impressed by its comfort and stability. The joyful feeling of moving around on my own again was indescribable. I never wanted to get off from it. It was then I decided to purchase a power wheelchair. I started by trying out different brands of the power wheelchair.

A lightweight wheelchair was my first priority due to my limited living space. I tried many different brands and hoped to find a suitable one, but I soon found out during the test run that maintaining my body balance was the most challengingbecause my body differed from normal people since I’ve lost both my legs, Thi problem could lead to a dangerous and deadly fall. Other wheelchair companies had attempted to increase the front-end weight by securing with sandbags but did not succeed.


Fortunately, Karma’s professional customized design team was able to fix this problem, which is why I decided to choose a power wheelchair from Karma. The model I’ve chose is called “eFlexx,” which is a newly launched lightweight power wheelchair by Karma in 2016. “eFlexx” is characterized by its lightweight, foldable and ellipse-shaped frame design.It uses lithium battery, is light and easy to disassemble. The Battery can beremoved from its chassis to recharge without having to movethe wheelchair to a charge socket.


The custom-made service has significantly improved the balance issue by lengthening chair body, the R&D team also adjusted the armrest and backrest, changed the power controller to the left hand side for me. Every adjustment of this wheelchair fulfilled my needs, and it is indeed a wonderful “custom made” experience.

Thanks to Karma for making me feel safe with my first power wheelchair, and I know I’ll always be supported by the whole Karma crew and can always rely on them.


♦ Issued by Mr. Huang from Taipei, Taiwan @ January 2018

 

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