Jessica-Jane Applegate won a Gold medal in the 200m freestyle swimming event in the London 2012 paralympics.
Before heading off to Rio for the 2016 games, she stopped by to help promote the Motability Scheme with Beactive Mobility to raise awareness for unseen disabilities and the opportunity for people to regain freedom and independence.
The Motability awareness day went extremely well, with a lot of people interested in the government backed scheme and how it can help them live a more fulfilling and independent life.
You can read more a more in depth write up on The Lowestoft Journal's website here.
June has breathing difficulties and she would often feel depressed being stuck indoors.
"I was depressed because I couldn't do anything, I couldn't get out at all."
We asked what she would say to someone in her position.
"Beactive have been very good with me. They gave me advice, they've serviced my scooter, they've looked after me, everything I've needed really. They make me feel comfortable, yeah, they knew what I wanted. I have no hesitation recommending them to other people."
June has experienced a dramatic change in her life now that she has a mobility scooter.
"Allowed me to do 90% more, it's certainly a massive difference. I was in a wheelchair and having to depend on people if I ever needed to get out."
June told us that being able to enjoy her freedom makes her feel epic!
"I go shopping with mates rather than depend on someone else to take me out all the time you know. It's brilliant."
We agree June, thanks for dropping by and letting us take your picture. We think you're epic!
Christine is on the Motability Scheme at Beactive and suffers from MS. She has difficulty walking with some days worse than others preventing her from getting out and about.
"Beactive Mobility made me happy. They gave me back my independence and made it very simple. I would tell anyone in my position to come down to Beactive, they are brilliant."
We asked Christine what it means to her now.
"It means I feel Great" she said. "I can get out and about when ever I want. Instead of depending on other people. We go out when ever we want and have a good time."
It's great to hear our customers enjoying a new lease of life. Thanks for dropping by to tell us your story Christine!
Jim's arthritis means he can't walk far at all. It left him feeling isolated and with no independence. He was trapped in his own home.
"I was overwhelmed by the help I received from Beactive Mobility, I recommend any one in a similar position sit down and have a chat with them to discuss their needs, look at and test drive a scooter, because it's been so life changing for me, over 200%."
When asked what does his new scooter allow him to do, he told us it gives him the complete independence he was looking for. He feels free and in charge of his life again.
I'm able to go to Sailability - Boat Club, go shopping on my own, go to friends on my own, go to afternoon clubs, I'm in total charge of my life, it's great.
Eileen had problems with her knee, which meant some days she would struggle to walk very far. On those days, she would be stuck indoors or rely on family to run errands for her.
"Walking about would be a struggle and I'd end up feeling trapped in my own home. It was incredibly frustrating."
Eileen is an active person and loves being out doing things and meeting people so it's particularly frustrating for her when she can't get about.
For Eileen, having a mobility scooter available when ever she wants, is life changing. It means she can get in town easily, go shopping without any strain, nip to the doctors, hairdresser or the Bingo hall when ever she wants. She has freedom to come and go and can be independent again.
"Now I'm able to get out even on bad days and do all the things I'd usually do, it's brilliant."
Eileen has been a customer with us since we opened in 2000 and has a number of products that help her get about and enjoy an active and independent life.
Thank you Eileen, for choosing us to help you!
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