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Category: Lifts Category
As I explained in my previous blog, the titles of the blogs in this two-part series refer to the act of flipping something upside down. Thanks to some childhood experiments with real turtles, the phrase "turning turtle" has since had a clear meaning to me and my friends. While most turtles appear able to flip themselves back upright, many of us who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices do not have that ability. That is why it is extremely important to remain upright and stay securely seated at all times. Read More
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I got to do something I haven’t done since before I got hurt 18 years ago on my recent trip to Rochester, MN for a family reunion and my annual trip to the Mayo Clinic, I got to go in a HOT TUB. Yes, a hot tub!! I packed my swim suit for the first time because we were going to have some down time between the reunion and clinic so I figured with the help of my dad and family members we could probably get me in and out of the pool. Except, I didn’t need their help. The Comfort Inn we have been staying at for the last 5-7 years installed a pool lift, not only did they install a pool lift they also installed a hot tub lift as well. How cool is that? Read More